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    Is J.Lo Doing Idol to Pay Off Hubby's Taxes?

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    UPDATE: A rep for Anthony says that his financial and managerial teams have "reached an agreement in principle resolving all of [his] federal tax liabilities...No further comments will be issued about this matter."
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    We need to know: just how much is Marc Anthony indebted to Uncle Sam?

    Jennifer Lopez's superstar husband has got a major tab running with the Internal Revenue Service to the tune of $3.4 million in unpaid taxes, E! News has learned.

    Good thing the couple's got her humongo American Idol paycheck to fall back on.

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    According to a New York judgments and liens filing dating back to March 29, Anthony (under his real name, Marco Antonio Muniz), was hit with a tax lien on some property he owns in Long Island. But that's not the only time he's failed to pay the government its due.

    The Latin popster also had a lien filed against the same piece of real estate in December of 2009, this one for $1.6 million, bringing the total amount owed to the IRS to a whopping $3.4 million.

    No word if Anthony has settled up with the feds or whether he has some kind of payback schedule. A rep for the "I Need to Know" singer was unavailable for comment.

    It's not the first time Anthony's run afoul of the taxman. In 2007, the crooner paid $2.5 million in back taxes to federal and state goverments for failing to file returns on nearly $15.5 million in income over a five-year period. And while he himself wasn't on the hook personally, three of his corporate entities including his touring company, did plead guilty to various tax crimes.

    Somebody get this guy a good accountant. Or a gig on a reality show.

    (Originally published Dec. 30, 2010, 10: 59 a.m. PT)

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