*A rep for R. Kelly says the singer is settling his debts with tax authorities and is confident he’ll soon be in the clear, reports TMZ.

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The crooner is accused of falling behind with his federal income taxes and has been hit with bills amounting to $4.8 million from the Internal Revenue Service.

He’s now attempting to work out a payment plan to resolve the debt, which dates back to 2005.

“R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied,” said the rep.