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Chris Tucker owes IRS $11.5 million in taxes

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It's going to be rush hour at the ATM for Chris Tucker, who apparently isn't the best at paying his taxes. TMZ says he owes the IRS $11,571,909.26 in federal payments dating back to 2001. Good thing he's so in demand in Hollywood right now.

The site notes that Tucker, who made $20 million for 2001's Rush Hour 2 and $25 million for part 3 in 2007, owes a pretty penny for the years '01, '02, and 2004 to 2006. And this is after California filed a lien against him in 2009 for not paying $3,594,409 in state taxes during the same years. He must be having a contest with Wesley Snipes.

Tucker isn't listed as having any projects in production right now; his last big paycheck was that 2007 one, which you'd think he could make last -- although he was at the NBA All-Star Game in February and does some event hosting. Maybe he could call his pal Jackie Chan to get a role in The Karate Kid Part II to help pay the bills.

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[Last modified: Thursday, July 29, 2010 12:56pm]

    

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