Embattled actor Chris Tucker has moved to tackle his spiralling tax bill, which now tops $14 million (£8.2 million).

Last year (13), the Rush Hour star's tax debts reached a reported $12 million (£7 million) and he has been hit with a new lien for $2.5 million (£1.4 million) by officials at America's Internal Revenue Service (Irs).

Documents obtained by Tmz.com show Tucker failed to pay the $2.5 million in 2008 and 2010, in addition to the back taxes the actor owes for 2001, 2002 and 2004 to 2006.

Tucker's representative insists the actor settled his debts with the Irs on Friday (29Aug14), although he did not reveal how much was paid off.