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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.
 
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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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*78    

People in Hollywood don't have to pay taxes just like they don't have to buy their own clothes or anything else. They expect to be given everything for free just because they are celebrities. Have you ever noticed how big of a stampede those ridiculous "gifting suites" cause, where they walk in and take all kinds of free plasma TVs and iphones and stuff like that. So why would somebody who makes $20 million a year expect to give any of it to the government? My question is how does he have a choice? When I get my puny paycheck, the government has already taken their share before I even see it. So how do these people get paid without the government taking their 50% first? The best thing is that Chris Tucker supports our current president whose whole stated purpose is to redistribute the wealth. He will go on TV supporting that guy, but he doesn't pay his nearly $20 million tax bill for the past decade. And now, 7 years on the government is finally getting around to filing a tax lien. I would have been in federal prison 6 years ago had I tried to cheat the government out of an unearned tax return. What a joke.

1358 days ago
32.

anony    

I don't understand why all these black performers would rather get hassled endlessly by the IRS instead of hiring a good accountant and lawyer to handle their money.
Some don't want to pay.
Some don't even think about it.
Some think that money will come in forever.

They're all wrong.

1358 days ago
33.

KAM    

NO SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR STARS!!!!!!

1358 days ago
34.

brahman    

Why doesn't the IRS require the emplorer (producer) to deduct the taxes from the employee's paycheck like every other business in this country? Especially for such large amounts.

1358 days ago
35.

Nancy     

LOVE the picture!

1358 days ago
36.

wesb    

Good I hate Chris Tuckers ass,

1358 days ago
37.

mysteria333    

LEAVE CHRIS TUCKER ALONE! HE IS A MAN OF GOD, A KIND PERSON, A GENTLEMAN. IRS AND THE CREDIT BUREAUS ARE DESTRUCTIVE AND GREEDY AND THIER MAIN GOAL IN LIFE IS TO COLLECT ALL THE MONEY THEY CAN, BY ANY INTIMIDATION AND ANY MEANS NEEDED. THIER OBJECT IE TO KEEP THE POOR ...POOR AND MAKE THE RICH PAY THROUGH THE NOSE... WHY THE WEALTHY , WHO HAVE THE MEANS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN IS BEYOND ME. IF CHRIS DOES'NT HAVE THE MONEY THEN THE STARS SHOULD RALLY TO HIS DEFENSE ASAP. STARS SHOULD HELP EACH OTHER. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU CHRISS. LOVE YOU.

1358 days ago
38.

Your Momma    

Why don't these celebrities pay their taxes. They are so dumb not too. When they make the money just go pay the taxes and go on so you will not end up in trouble later.

1358 days ago
39.

Gluey    

WHAT A DUMMY! You make 20 million in a year you have to pay 40% in taxes! 20 million minus 8 million = 12 million left over. that's not enough money you dummy? FEDERAL PRISON! SAY HELLO TO WESLEY FOR ME!

1358 days ago
40.

Truth    

WESLEY SNIPES NEW CELL MATE. 2 BLACK DUDES IN PRISON OVER MONEY, NOT A SURPRISE... SMFH.

1358 days ago
41.

dd    

Get a good lawyer they'll settle for way less. Also move to Vegas no state taxes.

1358 days ago
42.

dd    

#34 Well thank God all other races pay their taxes on time...what a ridiculous statement you made anony.

1358 days ago
43.

THIN LIZZY    

Chris Tucker can't get any acting roles cuz Hollywood won't put up with his diva antics and especially because of his S#!TBAG brother Daryl, who wears the same green shirt, lives off his brother's name to bang skanky women and also happens to be his manager. I wouldn't be suprised if his brother screwed him on this one too!

1358 days ago
44.

PratikAhole    

A very stupid person wrote @2: "Chris must be a liberal elite. Taxes are only for the 'little people'."

You're quoting Leona Helmsley, Chris. She definitely was not a liberal.

1358 days ago
45.

neenee    

Greedy You Should Always Let Uncle Sam Have His Cut First

1358 days ago
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