Wyclef Jean Owes IRS $2.1M Singer the subject of 3 federal tax liens By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Aug 4, 2010 4:26 PM CDT 24 comments Comments In this Sept. 14, 2008 file photo, Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean, right, speaks with flood victims in Gonaives, Haiti. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, file) (Newser) – Wyclef Jean may be gearing up for a run for Haiti's presidency, but he has to square some matters with the IRS first—the singer owes $2.1 million in federal taxes, the Smoking Gun reports. The IRS has filed 3 liens against him since 2006, and they're not Jean's first problems with financial disclosure. During the Haitian earthquake crisis, he was the subject of a number of reports questioning his use of funds donated to his Wyclef Jean Foundation. Click here to read more on his presidential aspirations.