Erin Strecker
June 14, 2012 AT 10:56 PM EDT

It’s a good thing R. Kelly has a new album, Write Me Back, coming out June 26. TMZ first reported Thursday that R. Kelly owes $4.8 million in back taxes, dating back to 2005.

A rep for Kelly told EW in a statement, “R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied.”

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