Chris Tucker is still struggling to pay off his massive tax debt and now Uncle Sam is on the hunt to collect.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, the 50-year-old comedian was hit with a federal tax lien by the IRS on June 4.
The lien accuses Tucker of owing money for the years 2002, 2006, 2008, and 2010. He owes a total of $4,489,647.01 for 2002, $2,124,082.86 for 2006, $2,341,269.29 for 2008 and $468,598 for 2010.
The government placed the lien against one of Tucker’s properties in Henderson, Nevada. The lien warns the Friday actor if he doesn’t cough up the cash quickly, they will begin the process of seizing his assets.
Tucker has been haunted by tax debt for the past decade. Back in 2011, SunTrust bank sued the actor seeking to foreclose on his Florida mansion over a $4.4 million debt.
At the time, the IRS had placed a lien against the property over $11 million owed by Tucker. He also owed the state of Georgia $590k in unpaid state taxes.
In 2013, two years after the government started coming after the actor, he had paid off $1 million of the bill. However, he only paid off the state liens and didn’t work on the IRS bills.
Tucker’s money woes began after he signed a two-movie $40 million deal with New Line Cinema for the Rush Hour sequels. He was paid $20 million for the second and third installments.
Rush Hour 4 has been in talks for years but no start date has been announced. Tucker has worked consistently in the past couple of years but still can’t dig himself out of the debt.
His comeback started up again in 2012 when he had a small role in the Bradley Cooper film Silver Linings Playbook. Tucker has yet to announce any future film roles.
Tucker also had a 2015 Netflix comedy special and continues to tour sporadically.