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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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61.

Rhemmie    

He'd be better off not working at all, then he wouldn't be in trouble.

Nice thing, taxes.

The government is going to immediately waste it anyhow.

The government should be fined for not properly handling the tax money.

1359 days ago
62.

an American    

Nicolas Cage proportions, Nicolas Cage proportions

1358 days ago
63.

Gamesman    

He and Weasley Snipes in the same cell? Not hard to guess who would be who's bitch in that situation. lol

1358 days ago
64.

Mary    

I am very surprised about this revelation. Its sad that this has happened. At least he is not a deadbeat dad. The IRS is flexible and I am sure they can work things out, just don't move to another country.

I enjoyed all of your "Rush Hour" movies.

1356 days ago
65.

sterling a shaw    

chris turned his life around when he join the church,but he still has to make living,and pay bills just because your a big star bills don't stop coming,they become bigger,when they come.To me he still owns cube one more friday movie,because cube put him on,they should do a friday allstar movie,but i know that will never happen.

1356 days ago
66.

Mark    

"CAN'T YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORDS COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH!!???!!! "PAY UP BIOTTTCCCHHHH!"

1290 days ago
67.

carmen    

What possible good could come from putting these people in jail for not paying taxes.Not only is the government out their tax money but now they have to support him in jail.Keep these working and on a short leash.Its the only way of recovering anything at all....cheers

1290 days ago
68.

Patriot    

Imagine that....the most liberal group...preachin to everyone about how much they "help" others. And how the poor should be taken care of..Wow they're real heros..Paid too much to pretend they are someone else, and how they always protect their own..Totally out for themselves..makes me sick. They don't even take care of their responsibilities to the community & country. Then you see poor people who give WAY more percentage wise to other. Makes me sick...I say boycott them, write them letters and talk **** about them not others..They deserve to LOSE EVERYTHING.

1227 days ago
69.

allen    

he a funny in Friday hahahah

1166 days ago
70.

Frank    

Well I don’t know maybe Wesley snipes is to blame for all of this? Because he was or is a strong activist against paying taxes and that’s why he’s in jail as of Dec 09 2010, for tax invasion.

1108 days ago
71.

Edwin    

I ain't gonna pay my taxes!!!

Do you understand the words that are comin outta my mouuuuthhh?

885 days ago
72.

T.R    

Laughing All The Way To Jail.....

551 days ago
73.

Farah Smith    

The Internal Revenue Service filed do***ents 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.

network deductions

516 days ago
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