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Chris Tucker

11 Million Tax Problems

7/28/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Tucker's ongoing tax problems have reached Nicolas Cage proportions -- according to new docs, the "Rush Hour" star now owes the IRS more than $11 million in back taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service filed documents with the L.A. County Recorder's Office yesterday, which show Tucker owes $11,571,909.26 in federal taxes for the years 2001, 2002 and 2004 through 2006.

Here's how it all breaks down:

2001 -- $4,007,794.34
2002 -- $5,060,074.23
2004 -- $55,544.84
2005 -- $660,414.94
2006 -- $1,788,080.91

But this isn't Tucker's first issue with taxes -- as we previously reported, the State of California filed a lien against Tucker for allegedly not paying $3,594,409 in state taxes over the same time span.

FYI -- Back in 2001, Tucker reportedly took in a $20 million payday for "Rush Hour 2" and scored $25 million for "Rush Hour 3" ... which hit theaters in 2007.

So far, no word from Chris' people on the tax situation.


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Chris must be a liberal elite. Taxes are only for the "little people".

1545 days ago


With all that money he made, how can he not pay the taxes?! He must want to share a prison cell with Wesley Snipes!

1545 days ago

o rly    

Pay up for face jail time.
Your legal system lets you face less time for more serious crimes.

1545 days ago


Welcome home Ron Isley.. Chris & West i can't believe you got caught up!

1545 days ago

RJ Hunt    

He won't go to jail, it sounds like he filed his taxes he just did not pay them. You can not be put in jail for owing money. What the IRS will do is take everything he owns and seize bank accounts up to the amount he owes...either way he's gonna have to come up with the money...

1545 days ago


why did yall post that picture you know u need to put abetter one up there

1545 days ago


Even though he earned $20mill & $25 mill, he didnt get those checks up front. He also has to pay his agent, manager, his kids' mothers, insurance.
But still chris, u better pay b4 they lock u up likes dummy wesley snipes.

1545 days ago


I am a black dude, a negro, an African-American and I am proud of that.
But when I read what other black dudes are trying to pull off, I'm inclined to shout the N-word to them.

1545 days ago


Put him in jail!

1545 days ago


I like chris tucker,all he has to do is call me and I will pay his problem

1545 days ago


how did he get so much money to begin wwirg? he has NO talent even jackie chan can't stand him.

1545 days ago


Damn, Chris Tucker about to go out like Redd Foxx, LOL.....

1545 days ago

justin case    

The IRS doesn't need more of people tax dollars because they won't use the tax revenues to fix our roads,bridges and other things. They will take the money and spend the way they want too and thats why our economy is down the drain. We have people running our Gov't like a ATM without ever worrying about running outta money.. Hopefully chris tucker will sell off everything hes got and flee the country and leave the IRS with what they deserve, NOTHING!!!!!!

1545 days ago


He shouldn't have to pay taxes. He's a black man. Isn't that the way it works? Just wonderin'.

1545 days ago


Smokieeeee, you don't play with the tax man's money smokieeeee. That's like playing with his emotions!

1545 days ago
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