Vanessa Williams may soon be writing a very big check. The IRS has filed a tax lien against the actress, saying that she owes $369,249 to the federal government for her earnings in 2011. At the time, Williams was working on the ABC primetime soap, "Desperate Housewives."

The IRS filed a tax lien against Vanessa Williams, saying the singer-actress owes the federal government $369,249 for her 2011 earnings.

The lien was filed at the New York City register office on August 13, 2014, according to a document on that website.

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The publicist for Williams did not immediately respond Wednesday to requests for comment.

Williams, 51, was the first black Miss America.

A mother of four children, Williams lives in New York.