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Chris Tucker Resolves IRS Tax Debt Dispute, Agrees to Pay $3.6 Million of the Reported $9.8 Million Owed

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Renowned actor Chris Tucker has reached a resolution in his long-standing battle with the IRS regarding unpaid taxes.

Reports indicate that the star of “Rush Hour” fame has come to terms with tax collection authorities, agreeing to a partial payment of his alleged outstanding debt.

The legal dispute began in 2021 when the 52-year-old Tucker was sued by the government for allegedly failing to make proper tax payments on his earnings. The lawsuit claimed that the actor had either “refused” or “failed” to fulfill his tax obligations for the years 2002, 2006, 2008, and 2010. Notably, a couple of these years coincided with the release of his successful films, “Rush Hour 2” and “Rush Hour 3,” which hit theaters in 2001 and 2007, respectively.

Earlier this year, Chris Tucker discussed his feeling of hitting an earning plateau in the film industry, despite amassing $45 million from the “Rush Hour” trilogy. However, this substantial sum apparently was insufficient to cover his IRS debts. The lawsuit stated, “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.”

Including tax penalties and interest, the IRS reported Tucker’s total debt as $9.6 million. Following a two-year legal battle, both parties reportedly reached a significantly lower agreement. The report reveals that on October 23, the entertainer and the IRS settled on a reduced payment of $3.6 million for the alleged owed amount.

Originally, discussions centered on Tucker repaying the tax debt through installments. However, it has not been disclosed whether the recent settlement will involve a lump-sum payment or a structured payment plan.

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