The Tax Man Cometh for Chris Tucker
Just call him the $11 million man. Rush Hour funny man Chris Tucker is facing some financial problems that are no laughing matter. According to TMZ, the actor has racked up a whopping tax bill that could set him back millions. Court documents filed by the Internal Revenue Service in Los Angeles reveal that from the years 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006, Tucker is behind approximately $11,571,909.26. In fact, he owes more to the IRS than most people can even imagine in a lifetime. Ironically, this isn't Tucker's first time at the tax rodeo. During those years, he got slapped with a lien by the state of California for not paying about $3.5 million in taxes. TMZ also reports that Tucker got paid $20 million for Rush Hour 2 in 2001 and another $25 for Rush Hour 3 in 2007. For Tucker's sake, he better hope there's a Rush Hour 4 in his future 'cause he's going to need that cool cash to make amends with Uncle Sam. Right about now, Tucker's probably realizing this is one mess that Jackie Chan won't be able to help him out of.