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Young Thug Hit With Tax Lien, Accused Of Owing $175,000

By Ryan Naumann

Young Thug has been hit with another lien over unpaid taxes, bringing his total debt to $175,000.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, The Georgia Department of Revenue hit Thug (real name: Jeffery Lamar Williams) with a state tax lien.

The lien accuses Thug of owing on his 2014 tax bill. The original amount owed was only $16,451.27.

The amount has swelled over the years with interest ($6,225.31), penalties ($4,178.03) and collection costs ($3,290.25). Thug is now on the hook to the Department for $30,194.86.

The lien warns Thug to pay up quickly or they will begin seizing his property & assets.

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Back in July, The Georgia Department of Revenue filed a separate lien against Thug. The lien accused him of owing a total of $145,794.03 for 2015. The original balance owed was only $85,254 but grew with interest ($21,125.88), penalties ($22,313.35) and other costs to the current debt.

Both liens remain active and the total tax debt comes to $175,988.89.

Thug has had good news lately with his album “So Much Fun” debuting at no. 1 on the Billboard Chart. He also had a $350,000 legal battle with a jeweler dismissed.


Earlier this year, the rapper also had drug charges dismissed.

The case was over a September 2017 incident where he was pulled over for a window tint violation but cops supposedly smelled marijuana. They searched the car and then found other drugs and arrested Thug.

A grand jury indicted the rapper on eight felony charges including possession and intent to distribute meth, weed and hydrocodone along with possession of amphetamine, Alparzolam, codeine and possession of a firearm.

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Back in March, a Georgia judge sided with Thug and ordered all evidence cops had to be suppressed. The judge agreed the police stop was improper and therefore the evidence couldn’t be used.

The judge wrote, “The prosecution failed to present credible evidence that this vehicle was violating the law when it was stopped by law enforcement," the order states, "and thus, all evidence that flowed directly and indirectly from this illegal stop and seizure must be suppressed, including, but not limited to, all statements, firearms and supposed drugs.”

Prosecutors filed an appeal of the decision which is currently pending.

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