YourBlackWorld.net, By Victor Omondi, Posted March 3rd 2020
The tax season is here, and tax prep services are all over. And guess who’s at the forefront? It’s none other than Ja Rule. He has pitched tax prep services to help you with your taxes. Despite his dark history of tax evasion and promoting scams, he still courageous enough to ask people to trust him with their taxes.
On an Instagram post, Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, was promoting Value Tax, a tax preparation company, which has multiple locations across the country. “It’s TAX SEASON!!! And we’re giving you $100 when you walk in the door!!!,” reads the caption. “Let us do your taxes walk out with $100 it’s that simple!!!……we also do credit repair!!! #Valuetax”
However, the rapper’s post attracted massive critics from online users. Why on earth would he start talking about taxes when he’s ever been jailed for tax evasion? In 2011, Ja Rule was the talk of the town has topped the list of tax evaders.
The 44-year old was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison for tax evasion after admitting that he did not file taxes on more than $1.1 million in income over five years, according to CNN reports. He served the prison term concurrently with a sentence for gun possession and was later released in 2013.
After serving a jail term, the society hoped that he was a changed man, but that wasn’t the case. In the previous year, Ja Rule was yet again caught up in tax trouble. Based on the public documents obtained by Bossip, it was reported that the 43-year old rapper owed the IRS more than $2 million in back federal taxes on liens within a decade.
From the documents, it’s been revealed that the IRS issued a lien for $443,442 for back taxes from income that Atkins earned in 2016. In a separate lien that was issued on March 4, 2019, it’s evident that the rapper owed back taxes from 2005 through 2008, summing it up to a whopping $2,031,753.
To calm down the online users who found his post ridiculous, Ja Rule clarified that he won’t be doing their taxes. He’s the company boss, and so, other people will do the job, not him.
Check out Ja Rule’s ValueTax Website.