Chris Tucker is being sued by the IRS for a large amount of back taxes.
Chris Tucker is in hot water with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is one of the most powerful organizations with which one could have a disagreement.
The Rush Hour star is facing a (dollar)9.6 million bill for back taxes penalties and interest, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Tucker has reportedly been on the run from Uncle Sam since 2002.
Tucker was dubbed “one of Hollywood’s biggest stars” at the time.
Tucker is said to have attempted three times to repay his debt through monthly payment plans.
However, he was ultimately unsuccessful in all of his attempts.
Tucker reported and paid significantly less than he owed overall, according to the lawsuit.
Tucker was accused of owing the IRS around (dollar)4.6 million in 2002.
Despite this, he only stated that he made (dollar)2.4 million in that year.
He reported and paid (dollar)1.18 million in 2006, according to the IRS, but he owed over (dollar)2.18 million at the time.
Tucker only paid (dollar)127,169 in 2008, but he still owed (dollar)2.4 million.
Tucker owed (dollars)481,552 in 2010, but only paid (dollars)4,642.
Tucker’s total bill is $9,684,452.07.
According to the documents, “despite notice and demand for payment of the assessments set forth above, Mr. Despite notice and demand for payment of the assessments set forth above, Mr.
Tucker has failed to pay the assessments against him because he has neglected, refused, or failed to pay them in full.” The IRS warns that the bill could grow.
Interest, penalties, and statutory additions have accrued and will continue to accrue as provided by law since the dates of assessment described above, according to the report.
Tucker has largely faded from view in recent years.
Tucker reportedly became a born-again Christian in the time between filming the cult classic Friday — his breakthrough role — and the Rush Hour franchise.
Tucker turned down roles that he felt did not align with his religious beliefs, according to comedy analyst Rex Garvin, in a documentary on YouTube’s Comedy Hype.
“He had a Christian comedy crash without letting it flow naturally,” Garvin said.
“Once you cross that line into show business, no one can train you for it, no one can prepare you for it; you’re on your own.”
Since 2000, Tucker has appeared in only four films.
He hosted the BET Awards in 2013.
Tucker also filmed Chris Tucker: Live, a Netflix comedy special, in 2015.