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Uncle Sam to MC Hammer

Pay Me My $700,000 in Taxes!

12/12/2011 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

MC Hammer
The U.S. government isn't letting MC Hammer off the hook for the $779,585 it claims the rapper owes in back taxes -- and has now filed a lawsuit against the rapper and his wife ... to recoup its losses.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, the back taxes are from Hammer's most financially troubled years -- 1996 and 1997 -- and Uncle Sam wants the money back stat, demanding any concert earnings Hammer makes be automatically redirected into the government's pocket.

Hammer -- real name Stanley Burrell -- filed for bankruptcy in 1996, after burying himself in $13 million of debt. 

Calls to Hammer's reps weren't returned.

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1.

Joao    

dude, you're suppose to be religious. Obviously you didn't learn anything from the last time f**ked up.

955 days ago
2.

Stiletto    

Soon he'll be in jail...and anyone and everyone will be touching whatever they want to of his.

955 days ago
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Bob Bain    

IRS, I hate to tell you, but you didn't do **** to earn that money. One day and soon, the American people will uprise against the corruption and take back OUR country.

955 days ago
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SUN    

I thought it it was beyond 10-years, the IRS had to let anyone off the hook?? May want to get an attorney.

955 days ago
5.

TMZer    

The government is saying "Hey...Hammertime"!! pay up sucka!

954 days ago
6.

stu    

clown! Hammer Time tat boi!

954 days ago
7.

Carl Wive    

No problem, Hammer. Just use the windfall of ca$h from your search engine business idea. Jeeze, every chance in the world to make too much money and you can't help but waste it and lose it.

954 days ago
8.

Gerri    

Tell the IRS to get bent.

954 days ago
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robert icho    

mc hammer. you need to pay me also too. u lost in san francisco 9th circut federal court 450 thousand. once be honest with your self. it was fraud charges u sold me shares of scam company.u appealed it in april 2011 and u lost time to pay and stop b.s people that u believe in God come clean hammer time

947 days ago
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J.W.    

The statute of limitations on income tax is 7 years. If Uncle Same doesn't get to you in that time frame, you are in the clear. Any IRS agent (who is not after you), accountant, or tax Lawyer will tell you the same.

941 days ago

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