Uncle Sam be running through the States with his woes…

The IRS has placed a tax lien on Melissa Harris-Perry and her husband, James Perry, for owing roughly $70,000 in delinquent taxes.

In an email to the Winston-Salem Journal, the MSNBC host and Wake Forest University professor stated she was aware of the tax debt, but she had no idea the IRS had filed a lien.

Melissa Harris-Perry revealed she and James experienced a series of personal crises that delayed their plans to settle the debt. However, they did make a payment of $21,721 when they filed their taxes on Wednesday (April 15) and they’ve set up a payment plan for the remaining balance.

In February 2013, Melissa and James welcomed a beautiful baby girl via a surrogate.

MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry Welcomes A Baby Girl

I’m pretty sure a hefty coin exchanged hands for that blessing.