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Chris Tucker's Tax Debt

$1,000,000 Down

12 More to Go!

5/25/2013 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0524_chris_tucker_gettyComedian Chris Tucker is finally getting serious about paying off his enormous $12 million tax debt ... so much so the actor cut a check (okay, two checks) for almost $1 MILLION.

As TMZ first reported, the "Rush Hour" star is knee deep in tax problems. The IRS says he owes over $11.5 million in unpaid taxes from a slew of years. Plus, the state of Georgia says he owes $590,000 from 2007. All totaled, he owes over $12 million.

CT took the hint to cough up some cash and paid off the GA state tax lien ... PLUS another GA tax lien no one even knew he had. The breakdown:

1.  $592,594.82 for 2007 -- PAID
2.  $392,332.16 for 2006 -- PAID

All in all, "The Silver Linings" star dropped $985.028.98 chipping away at those pesky tax bills.

And this is how we assume he celebrated ...

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fastdriver    

Geez, if ALL these rappers, comedians and other Hollywood types all paid their BACK taxes from YEARS ago, our government would be in better shape!

The thing that I don't get is HOW they can go for so many years without ANY consequences from the IRS except interest? Shouldn't the IRS attempt to GARNISH their pay if they have made NO arrangements to start paying what they owe?

433 days ago
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Jody    

My guess is these celebrities get gross checks, then never bother to put any back for taxes, hire an accountant or make quarterly payments. They would rather just wait until the tax debt is so huge, they either have a really big problem on their hands or they just file bankruptcy.

433 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Ruby Rap - Tucker owned that character.
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'The Fifth Element' - a movie I never get tired of watching.

433 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

What a f**king idiot.

433 days ago
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Trigga31    

Good thing he got to be too big of a star to do the Friday sequels

433 days ago
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Paulina1982    

Good luck Mr. Tucker.. or should I day Good luck Smokey..loved u on Friday & Rush Hour

433 days ago
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lee    

Wow had no idea he made so much money

433 days ago
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Stinkythechimp    

I'm helping him pay his taxes. Paid $50 to see him in Boston last year. Dude's stand up is still funny as hell. Hey at least he's paying up.

433 days ago
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Elizabeth Alan    

Love, love, love Ruby :) Best of luck to you and happy to see you getting out of debt.

433 days ago
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Stinkythechimp    

Damn!!!! Pay up Smokey!!!!

433 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

somebody needs to check out them tax codes, because there is no way in the world this guy made 300 million dollars in the last 5 years. or even more, which would explain the equivalent of 12 million dollars in taxes. that's like 3 billion in income, really. there is absolutely noooooooowaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy this guy made that much money.

433 days ago
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UNLEVINED HARVEY    

anyone noticing a theme here?

433 days ago
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OLiarbama Argo-Urself    

TMZ staff have never been accused of being mathematicians. You have to make a lot more smack, than my boy Chris Tucker, to owe $12 million in back taxes. TMZ probably misplaced the decimal point and maybe it's $1.2 million. Caused by TMZ staff in their exuberance, debating each other over "arrears." If you know what I mean.

433 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Chris Tucker's Tax Debt
$1 Million Down, $12 Million More to Go !....................LOCK HIM UP !

433 days ago
15.

JJ    

Pay up Chris; you're too cool & funny to go to jail!!

433 days ago
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