Jay Z's former business partner has been struggling with his finances for some time and has been hit with state income tax liens on multiple occasions since 2005, with the last invoice reportedly seeking almost $3 million (£1.9 million) in unpaid taxes, reports the New York Post.

He previously blamed bad accounting for being audited by officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and it appears the 44 year old is still struggling to get his books in order after representatives at the Department of Taxation and Finance ranked him in 35th place on a new list of the state's top 250 tax criminals.

The news of Dash's spiralling tax woes emerge days after he revealed plans to launch his own subscription-based entertainment streaming service, similar to Jay Z's Tidal music app.

In a statement released on Thursday (13Aug15), he said, "I have devoted my life to providing an authentic experience to pop culture without compromise. Now my music, movies, documentaries and self-help training videos and books will be aggregated at a single, easy to access distribution point going live on Tuesday, September 1, 2015."