sean garrett*Despite a hitmaking resume, Sean Garrett is putting his talent to work for a different purpose.

According to TMZ, the hip-hop producer owes back taxes for 2006 and 2007 which total $732,553.57. In documents filed by the Georgia Department of Revenue, the government has ordered BMI to hold all money Garrett earns turn it over to them.  BMI is best known for collecting royalties for music artists.

The move comes as a setback for Garrett, who has made a name for himself by producing 15 number one songs over the course of his career for artists such as Nicki Minaj, Usher and Beyonce.

*In other entertainment tax news, a $492,583.49 lien against Hollywood couple Robin Thicke and Paula Patton is on its way to being history.

A rep for the couple told TMZ they were working to pay it off … and it seems they kept their word. According to new docs from the L.A. County Recorder’s Office, the lien has been lifted