Xzibit Hit With $500k Tax Bill; Launches 'Euro-Dollar' Tour
Rapper/actor Xzibit is attracting attention from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for being delinquent on his taxes.
According to reports the entertainer, born Alvin Joiner, owes the IRS $501,840 in federal taxes.
The debt resulted from a $296,355 lien filed by the IRS in Los Angeles County on April 17, 2008.
That action was followed by a $205,485 lien the IRS filed in the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds office on February. 4.
Xzibit is the latest celebrity to come under fire for failing to pay taxes.
In March, the New York Department of Taxation repossessed a 2008 Lincoln Navigator belonging to Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man.
The seizure, which took place at the rappers Staten Island home, stemmed from the Method Mans failure to pay $52,503 in personal income taxes.
Last week, news surfaced that singer Dionne Warwick and actor/comedian Sinbad made the California Franchise Tax Boards list of delinquent taxpayers.
Sinbad, who was listed as Sinbad Adkins of Oak Park, Ill., ranked number one among celebrities with a debt of $2.5 million in back income taxes that go back to 1999.
Warwick trailed the actor, owing $2.1 million to the state of California.
News of Xzibits tax woes come amid the rappers current Euro-Dollar tour in Europe as well as the release of his latest film, American Violet.
The feature, which also stars Alfre Woodard, Nicole Beharie and Charles S. Dutton, is based on the real-life story of a single mother who takes a stand against a Texas district attorney after she is wrongly charged as a drug dealer and imprisoned.
Xzibits Europeans tour dates are listed below: 04/27/09 Helsinki, Finland 04/29/09 Bergen, Norway 04/30/09 Warsaw, Poland 05/1/09 Basel, Switzerland 05/2/09 Lausanne, Switzerland 05/3/09 Oldham, UK 05/3/09 Bradford, UK 05/4/09 Newcastle, UK 05/6/09 Odense, Denmark 05/7/09 Athens, Greece 05/8/09 Oslo, Norway 05/9/09 Barcelona, Spain 05/11/09 Sofia, Bulgaria 05/14/09 Prague, Czech Republic 5/15/09 Bucharest, Romania 5/16/09 Madrid, Spain