Al Pacino


Tony Montana Style

8/19/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dear celebs, take a lesson from your God Al Pacino ... the legendary actor was slapped with a tax lien and then immediately PAID IT OFF ... like you're supposed to do.

The State of CA hit Pacino with the lien in May, claiming he still owed $31,706.04 in back taxes for the years 2009 and 2011. Rather than sit on the debt like some celebs, Pacino took action and cut a check ... like a champ.

The lien was officially released on July 31. And that's how it's done.

Now, let's all pay tribute to his greatness ...