It looks like Katt Williams is finally moving in a positive direction -- the troubled comedian recently paid off $284k in back taxes to the IRS, according to TMZ.

Uncle Sam brought a tax lien against Williams in 2010, claiming Katt didn't pay federal income tax from 2007 and he owed $284,419.67.

Katt finally paid up, and the lien was resolved on January 23. Unfortunately for Katt, the IRS filed another lien against him last year to the tune of $4 million, so he still has a ways to go before he's out of the tax hole.