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Busta Rhymes

Just Call Me Busted ...

Hit with $790K Tax Bill

5/28/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Busta Rhymes may have to pass UP the Courvoisier ... and any other expensive habits ... 'cause Uncle Sam says the rapper owes just under a MILLION bucks in back taxes.

We've obtained IRS docs showing Busta is in a massive $789,577.90 hole with the Federal government.

The Dept. of the Treasury slapped him with two tax liens ... claiming he failed to pay more than $611K in taxes in 2008 ... and another $178K in 2012.

When reached for comment, Busta said ... Woo hah, woo hah!! They got me all in check.

Kidding. We haven’t heard back, but that would’ve been awesome.

26 COMMENTS

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Doodlebug    

That guy even makes money?? He's just another mc hammer

63 days ago
2.

L. Ron Hubbard    

The IRS is trying to BUSTA his azz!

63 days ago
3.

Ray8    

He better bust some new rhymes.

63 days ago
4.

Crabby    

another broke ass rapper? I'm shocked!

63 days ago
5.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

This is how the white man get back his money. Ok, rick loss and justine beaver!?..no coincidence they all owe. Does the white man ever owe em?!

63 days ago
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August Baby 77    

What is it with rich/famous ppl thinking they don't need to pay taxes...if they were any other average Joe shmo they'd be in jail or something

63 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

Thats all right. All he has to do is put out an album for the little white boys to buy

63 days ago
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negreat    

Rhymes wish he could go back in a time machine and get back the money he wasted in the past. Now the tax payer has to pay his bills when this rapper blew away millions! Another fool who threw away his millions with no talent. The music business is dead because the artist now days have no talent. Dr. Dre is lucky he has his Beats business to save him.

63 days ago
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Jamey Hunter    

Yet another d-lister who thinks he is above everyone else. Who is supposed to pay this tax bill? The taxpayers? So sick of this entitlement.

63 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

I can loan him the money, that's nothing to me

63 days ago
11.

Toilethead    

HAHAHHAHHAHAAA. Another (c)rapper bites the dust.

63 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

They need to put his accountant in jail.

63 days ago
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Hephastion    

Why does the gov't wait SIX YEARS to go after him? Pure bull****. Didn't he have an accountant? Make HIM foot the bill.

63 days ago
14.

Blockboy720    

I dont no the cir***stances but i see to many of my brothers in the rap game going through this..get a money management course of something..cuz whoevers handelin the money is doing a piss poor job

63 days ago
15.

JW    

He's worth $20MM, prob not that big of a deal.

63 days ago
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