Jodie Sweetin I Beat Taxes ... Like I Beat Meth

1/2/2014 12:30 AM PST

Jodie Sweetin
's starting 2014 with a clean slate ... at least when it comes to taxes -- because TMZ has learned the "Full House" star has finally paid her $53,000 debt to Uncle Sam.

The 31-year-old was in deep crap with the IRS after they discovered she screwed them out of $53,626.29 in income tax back in 2009.

But now, we've learned ... the actress who once conquered a meth addiction also defeated her financial problems and coughed up enough cash to make things square with the government. 

Victory, Stephanie Tanner.