The legendary Pete Rose has come out of tax lien retirement -- but this time he's on the hook for considerably less than he was before.
As TMZ first reported, Rose paid off his debt to Uncle Sam last April by writing a check for $973,693.28 ... to settle up for a lien that only covered the years 1997-2002.
Now it seems Pete has regained his form -- according to documents filed in Los Angeles County Recorder's Office, Rose owes $120,643.41 in federal back taxes for the years 2009 and 2010.
It's just like riding a bike.
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