Chris Tucker Accused Of Owing IRS Over $9.6 M

Chris Tucker Accused Of Owing IRS Over $9.6 M

Chris Tucker Accused Of Owing IRS Over $9.6 M!

On the heels of actor Chris Tucker revealing why he refused to return to the Friday franchise, explaining:

Tucker told Sharpe the reasons he didn’t do the 2000 sequel Next Friday.

He said

[It was] because of the weed. I don’t want everybody smoking weed I never really told people this because I kinda forgot about it, but it was one of the reasons why I didn’t do it.”

Now, Tucker is being accused of owing the IRS over $9.6 million in back taxes–including penalties and interest…

Chris Tucker Accused Of Owing IRS Over $9.6 M

New Line Cinema / courtesy Everett Collection reports that Chris Tucker has been slapped with a multi-million-dollar lawsuit.

The “Rush Hour” actor was specifically sued by the IRS for over $9.6 million in back taxes–including penalties and interest.

The agency alleges:

Despite notice and demand for payment of the assessments set forth above, Mr. Tucker has neglected, refused, or failed to fully pay the assessments against him.

Here is what we are hearing:

In court documents, the IRS says that Chris Tucker has a years-long history of not fully reporting or paying his taxes. Back in 2002, the actor allegedly owed about $4.6 million but only reported and paid around half of that. In 2006, he supposedly only paid $1.18 million in taxes when he truly owed $2.18 million. There are similar accusations for subsequent years as well.

All things considered, the IRS says Chris Tucker owes the agency $9,684,452.07. This total could go up on account of interest, with it being noted that “since the dates of assessment described above, interest, penalties, and statutory additions have accrued and will continue to accrue as provided by law.”

Chris Tucker has not publicly addressed the matter.

This news comes about three-and-a-half years after the 50-year-old star was included on the California State Franchise Tax Board’s list of the top 500 delinquent taxpayers. At the time, it was reported that Chris Tucker owed $1,221,275.80 for unpaid taxes (prior to 2017).