Chris Tucker was in hot water with the IRS after failing to pay back his taxes. TMZ reports today that Michael Jackson fan and comedian Chris Tucker owes the IRS a whopping $14 million dollars for unpaid taxes. TMZ obtained exclusive tax documents that confirm that Chris Tucker owes the IRS for more than 6 years. Specifically, the records show that Tucker did not pay money owed for tax years 2001 and 2002, 2002 and 2004. Tucker also owes money in back taxes for 2006, 2008 and 2010.
Chris Tucker fans need not worry. Reps for the funny guy stated that he has tallied up the dough and settled the Internal Revenue Service bill. Representatives did not specify if Tucker paid the debt in one up front payment or if an installment plan was put in place, as reported by TMZ.
According to the Daily Mail, news of Chris Tucker's money problems first surfaced in 2009. In an interview, the Rush Hour king suggested that a paid accountant had not managed the money well. He also added that he would try to save more money the second time around, according to a story exclusive from The Daily Beast. Chris Tucker sold his 5 bedroom California home in 2013.
Dancing Chris Tucker was raised in Georgia and is one of six children. Tucker moved out to Los Angeles as a young man because he wanted to pursue his dream of making it in Hollywood. He secured a job as a stand up comedian with Def Comedy Jam during the early years. Chris Tucker went on to become a successful comedian and actor. Tucker, who has earned millions, is best known for his role in movies such as Rush Hour 1, Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3, the IMDB shows. Friday is also one of Tucker's more popular movies.