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IRS to MC Hammer

We're 2 Legit 2 Quit ...

Pay Your $800K in Back Taxes

12/8/2013 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1204-mc-hammer-stephanie-gettyMC Hammer just got touched in a big way by Uncle Sam ... for failing to pay almost $800K in back taxes ... according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

The Feds sued Hammer, née Stanley K. Burrell, and his wife Stephanie ... accusing them of stiffing the IRS to the tune of $798,033.48 on his '96 and '97 income taxes.

Mind you, Hammer's heyday was in the rear view mirror at that point -- he released a greatest hits album in '96, and after that ... well, let's just say there were zero pumps or bumps.

And get this ... according to the docs, every red cent Hammer's LLC earns from now on has to go directly to the U.S. treasury to pay down his tab.

He got to PAY just to make it today ... 

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

I bet he wishes he came up with that ganggreen style thing

216 days ago
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Doodlebug    

Damn their house in Tracy isn't even worth that .

216 days ago
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AllieHughes    

The corrupt goverment is disgusting. Robbing its people. Time for a revolt.

216 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

What a dumb ass not to pay his taxes. You'd think at some point it would start to sink in

216 days ago
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NXTLEVELSICK    

How is this possible if the statue of limitations is 3 years for a audit and 10 years for collecting? Something is seriously wrong if the IRS is allowed to go back 15+ years and say you owe almost million dollars!!!!

216 days ago
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notalawyer    

Life span of a rapper is very short...
The money is gone... bet he lived beyond his means

216 days ago
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Truth    

IT'S HAMMER TIME - 'U CANT TOUCH THIS'. BUT THE FEDS CAN... IT'S SLAMMER TIME. PAY UP BIATCH OR UR GONNA BE OJ'S NEW ROOMMIE!! #TRUTH!!

216 days ago
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WME2KS    

Pumps and the Bumps good song saw him perform that live.

216 days ago
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Crabby    

I'm shocked that a rapper owes back taxes!!!

216 days ago
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stellastar    

Sucks to be Hammer!

216 days ago
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palermo    

What is it with black celebs, they never feel the need to pay their taxes

216 days ago
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South Beach    

13 - 14 years after the fact? That's odd.

216 days ago
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South Beach    

More like 16 - 17 years..Sorry..Weirder still..

216 days ago
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Jamey Hunter    

I believe that a statute of limitations doesn't matter here because he was notified in 96 and 97 about the unpaid taxes. I just checked a few sources. This fool already declared bankruptcy once for living way beyond his means. I suppose he thought the tax issue would go away as well.

216 days ago
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southsidequeen    

At least it is not seven million. His concerts were the best going.

216 days ago
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