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Flavor Flav

Does He Have a Tax Lien?

Yeah, Boyyyy!

8/12/2012 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Flavor Flav's rise to reality fame is gonna cost him ... big time -- at least according to the federal government, which claims the rapper owes nearly a MILLION bucks in back taxes from 2004-2006.

According to documents filed recently by the Department of the Treasury, Flav shorted Uncle Sam on his tax returns for the years that coincided with his return to prominence via reality TV -- with " The Surreal Life," "Strange Love" and "Flavor of Love."

Flav's tax bill isn't chump change either -- he owes $52, 243.47 for 2004, $303,035.93 for 2005 and $550,971.16 for 2006 ... for a whopping total of $906,250.56. That's a lot of friend chicken!

Calls to Flav were not returned.

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TheGame    

Oh Flava Flav. Now the trolls are going to get on TMZ.

620 days ago
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Jordan    

Hey Flav your fried chicken must suck you cant afford to pay your bills.

620 days ago
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Jordan    

Harvey would you return a call to yourself when you stiff uncle sam over 906 thousand dollars.

620 days ago
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Jordan    

Harvey what exactly is a friend chicken?

620 days ago
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PopTart    

He was seated at the table next to us at a restaurant and while talking to his group he yelled out the "F" word. He turned around and noticed my grandmother and rushed over to apologize to her and he ordered her meal be put on his tab and gave her his autograph. LMAO! Grand ma had no clue what or who he was.

620 days ago
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YoungSinatra559    

He is actually lucky they sent him the bill now and not later. He is still young enough to payoff $900 thousand in one or two years if he jumps right on it. If they had waited till he was old like Redd Foxx and Sammy Davis Jr. That would be much worse.

619 days ago
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Jordan    

Now we know why he needed the free advertising on Southwest Airline he has no money

619 days ago
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LDB    

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW

619 days ago
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YouDontSay    

i have noticed quite a few "celebs" owing back taxes. I assumed they all have CPA doing taxes.
Flav you'll get through this. Keep your great sense of humor!

619 days ago
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ChuckA41    

Well, at least he still has his youthful looks. Oh, wait....... He looks like he's about 70 in the picture. Funny when old people still try to dress young.

619 days ago
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Yup    

What is it with all these celebrities who get rich & then just don't bother to pay their income taxes? How stupid is that? It's not like the IRS is just going to give them a pass.

Celebrities: PAY YOUR TAXES OR GO TO JAIL!

619 days ago
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verlinda    

YOU'RE GOING TO JAIL. BOOOYYYYYYY

619 days ago
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myopinion    

Is his hair gray? wow....

619 days ago
14.

kevin    

He is 53 years old.. why wouldnt it be grey?

619 days ago
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Jon-Paul Stone    

Wow, if the headline didn't note that was Flava Flav I would have honeslty thought it was a random homless person in LA, Maybe one who habitualy Smokes Crack Cocaine.

619 days ago
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