dionne warwick & irs*We bet Dionne Warwick said a BIG ol’ prayer to get the IRS off her back.

Well, it looks like the prayin’ … and we’re sure, ‘lawyering’ paid off. Here’s the story from TMZ:

It might be the first time the United States has ever admitted it was wrong — after mistakenly accusing Whitney Houston’s cousin Dionne Warwick of owing more than $2 million in back taxes — and TMZ has proof of the apology.

Uncle Sam filed a federal tax lien against Dionne back in 2009, claiming the singer owed $2.2 million in unpaid taxes from the 90s — but THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WAS WRONG.

The IRS just filed new docs admitting it too, officially revoking its claim that Dionne owes the government the massive $2.2 million sum.

According to the IRS, it made an accounting mistake — and Warwick now only owes just under one million.

A partial apology is still an apology.

The moral of the story is … IF you can pray away the gay, you pray away the IRS. Ya think?