Stephen Baldwin admits he failed to pay NY taxes

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: Actor Stephen Baldwin attends his brother Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas' wedding ceremony at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral on June 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM

NEW CITY, N.Y. -- Stephen Baldwin admitted in court Friday that he failed to pay New York state income taxes for three years.

The actor pleaded guilty to a charge of repeated failure to file income taxes. He agreed to pay $400,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties; $100,000 of that already has been paid.

If Baldwin pays back the rest of the money within a year, the charge will be taken off his record, the judge said. If not, he’ll be sentenced to five years’ probation and will use that period to pay back the money.

Baldwin, the youngest of the four acting Baldwin brothers, went to court between appearances on “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”

“Unfortunately, I got some really bad suggestions and advice ... from lawyers and accountants,” Baldwin said outside court. “I’m just grateful for the opportunity to rectify this situation.”

Another court appearance is planned in June.

 

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