Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Alec Baldwin: Big Fat Tax Cheat?

Is Alec Baldwin a tax cheat?
New York city's department of revenue believes that he may be.
The actor and liberal activist who's all too happy to have government take more of your tax dollars may actually be holding back on some of his. And the proponent of a bigger government nanny state may be resisting his own participation in and support of such a state.
It smacks of the same old limousine liberal mentality: "Do as I say, not as I do. You have to play by the rules -- rules that I make up. But I don't have to play by them."
The New York Post says that authorities seem to suspect Balwdin may actually be living in New York City while claiming residency somewhere else.
Here's part of the story:
Actor Alec Baldwin has joined a list of elite New Yorkers targeted by tax collectors who think they're fibbing about where they really live to dodge New York City income taxes.. . .
Facing shrinking revenues, the state has ramped up its pursuit of suspected tax dodgers, hiring 189 new auditors and - for the first time - making filers swear under oath on tax forms as to how many days they "spend in New York City."
If it's more than 183 days and the filer has a residence in the city, the tax bill goes up.
Baldwin, star of NBC's "30 Rock" owns a three-bedroom co-op on Central Park West, a house in the Hamptons and a pad near his daughter in Los Angeles.
He spends lots of time in the city doing the show, but claims the Hamptons as home base. That made him one of hundreds of people slapped with an audit in 2009.
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