It’s always a source of amusement when rich liberals who are proponents of every spendthrift government program under the sun and rail against tax cuts garner the attention of the IRS for possible tax avoidance.

John Kerry is famous for this, and now Alec Baldwin has caught the eye of the IRS:

Alec Baldwin has been audited by New York tax officials amid suspicion he’s lying about his living arrangements to avoid paying sky-high city income tax, according to local reports.

The actor and New York Yankees baseball star Derek Jeter are among the hundreds of New Yorkers who have been confronted by auditors over residency rules, according to the New York Daily News.

The “30 Rock” star, who films much of the series in the city, reportedly owns a pad in Los Angeles, a residence on Manhattan’s posh Central Park West and a house in New York suburb the Hamptons, which he claims as his home base.

Filers are expected to swear under oath on tax forms as to how many days they “spend in New York City.” If the number is higher than 183 days, the filer must claim residence.

Come on, Alec. If you’re unhappy with your level of taxation, just join the Tea Party and try to get your taxes lowered the legal way!

Actually Baldwin and his rich liberal buddies in the movie and TV industry love tax breaks — for themselves. But when you seek relief from over taxation and regulation, you’re a teabagging Nazi.

Baldwin’s like Oprah: Endorse politicians like Obama and then bitch about the taxes required to pay for all of that spending. Baldwin considers the Republicans who fought to not raise taxes on the rich evil, but goes out of his way to avoid as many of his own taxes as possible. Welcome to Evil Island, Alec.

This situation is a win-win for Baldwin. If the IRS finds nothing, he’s off the hook — and if they find he’s been avoiding taxes, he’ll be Obama’s next Treasury Secretary.

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24 Responses to “Schadenfreude: Alec Baldwin Gets a Tax Audit”

  1. nannykins on January 25th, 2011 11:50 am

    You know I love to cook and frequently watch the Food Network. One of my favs is Barefoot Contessa – Ina Garten. If anyone is familiar with her she was a former analyst in Washington DC and her husband Jeffrey teaches at some liberal university and they live in the Hamptons. She frequently features friends and neighbors on the show and it is quite a mix of the usual suspects – many of them lovers of Barney Frank. And all of them are quite elitist – like sports writer Mike Lupica.

    Well, well, well who was a guest this past weekend – none other than Alec Baldwin! And joining him in the elitist love fest was Marishka Barton (Law and Order Special Victims). Now mind you, nothing political was discussed and Ina has not to my knowledge made any comments on her show that are political but……Alec was Alec – uppity and condescending as usual. He was just oozing the better than thou routine. Don't cha just love the East Coast/Hamptons liberals?

    I think it is hysterical that this pompous ass spouts the Democratic talking points of taxing the rich to support the moochers and when it comes to paying his "fair" share he is going to try to weasle out of it. HaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaa!!!!

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  3. SignPainterGuy on January 25th, 2011 12:34 pm

    Not-so "smart" Alec promised (threatened) to leave the country if GWB was elected – large swaths of the country offered to help him pack – some even offered to cover his moving expenses – he`s still here !

    H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E !!! Pronounced just like it sounds !!

  4. Marshall_Will on January 25th, 2011 1:11 pm

    "elitist love fest"

    Ewwww! Blech. WAY too early for that Nannykins.

    Following Doug's HuffPo "rail against tax cuts" link exhibits exactly that. Alec implores us commoners to find out how DC really works by going to Washington ( just put it on your Evil-corp. Goldcard I 'suppose'? ) and "sit down with your Congressman or Congresswoman".

    LOL you d'head. Like a DC swamp creature is going to make TIME for some cold-call broker from Ory-gone? You've got to be kidding me. In terms of 'residency', that's a LOT of what got Dennis Kozlowski ( former Tyco CEO and now Federal Prisoner # 79843215 ) in so much trouble!

    He claimed a NH residence and had high-end art galleries -ship- expensive pieces to his Exeter home only to turn right-round and bring them to his posh diggs in the city! But then again, the reason he's doing time is because he's Polish! ( JK) :(

  5. Zilla on January 25th, 2011 2:32 pm

    "Taxes for thee but not for me" is the mantra of smug self self righteous hypocrites like Baldwin. Imagine what a better place it would be if he'd kept his 2004 promise & moved away! I bet a lot of people did not so much vote for Bush or against Kerry as they voted to see Alec Baldwin become an ex-patriot!

  6. SignPainterGuy on January 25th, 2011 2:37 pm

    Alec B looks like a good fit for the O`stration – he has never said anything off-script that makes sense, is a total elitist lib. dem., a liar, skirts the law while screaming at us to pay more and be regulated more – yeah, Treasury Sec. sounds about right ! Didn`t he announce recently that he`s very interested in public office ? An appointment like that would be great; avoid all that nasty campaigning crap !!

  7. SignPainterGuy on January 25th, 2011 2:40 pm

    Food for thought !

  8. Rick on January 25th, 2011 3:00 pm

    Wait ’til the IRS shows up to your home collecting for “health insurance”.

    Two words on serious taxation…NET WORTH. Watch ‘em run for the tall grass!Now,send in the midgets.

    Heard on radio last week that Oprah has a half-sister(not Gail).Hope she fares better than Obama’s half-sibling.

  9. Marshall_Will on January 25th, 2011 3:13 pm

    Rick,

    Not buying it. They just pulled someone in off the street to make Oprah look 'thin'. See, ratings were a little slow… so the show needed a little shot in the arm and uh..?

  10. SignPainterGuy on January 25th, 2011 3:31 pm

    Unlike our Narcissist-in-Chief, Oprah has demonstrated an enormous spirit of giving and generosity ! Take it from there !

  11. SignPainterGuy on January 25th, 2011 3:34 pm

    Just pickin` a nit here, but are we certain that Alec B has ever been a "patriot" ?

  12. Marshall_Will on January 25th, 2011 3:38 pm

    LOL!

    Well ( at least she's generous with her own money? ) If you don't already you can sign up for Townhall's Daily Cartoons and the one of P' BO "laying the foundation of his 2nd Term ( as a rickety structure looms large in the background ) is just too much!

  13. SignPainterGuy on January 25th, 2011 3:45 pm

    More of your clear thinking !

    "O`stration" – on my 3rd year with that one ! Can`t remember if I came up w/ it or someone else did, but I be likin` those "contractifications !! Sometimes you just have to make your own fun !

    Besides, didn`t Obummer tell us we need to "invent stuff" ?!

  14. SignPainterGuy on January 25th, 2011 3:53 pm

    I`ve done that, yes ! AND I saw that cartoon, still wondering about the exact meaning – has his first term only accomplished the building of a playground for his friends ?

    And the "foundation" looks so much like no more than a sandbox ! Seems like more of the same theme !

  15. joyannaadams on January 25th, 2011 4:10 pm

    First: Why are they going after one of their own? Didn't he make an almost "tea party" comment lately?

    And second: If he is found guilty but NOT sent to jail, coudn't one argue that putting Wesley Snipes in jail was a racist action?

    And couldn't we argue that those in Congress get put away too?

    On the Oprah note…I do NOT believe for one minute that she didn't know she had a sister. But…what Oprah doesn't know, is it's not going to save her ratings. I watched it for all of 5 minutes.

    She is waiting to launch him again to another term… I doubt anyone will be quite as impressed.

    Maybe she should get Ina Garten..instead.

  16. Marshall_Will on January 25th, 2011 4:21 pm

    SPG,

    Actually our local GP approached ME w/ the idea! Sort of a wink-wink kind of thing. The only obstacle I see in 'this' economy is ppl would be reluctant to plunk that much down upfront. Others may be concerned Doc will leave town/close up shop shortly thereafter.

    Both unreasonable fears. Make it a Qtrly. Billing Cycle, whatever. The guy has deep roots within the community so I don't see him leaving town any time soon.

    Moreover, it's a Market-driven solution! What do patients complain the most about? Sitting in a Waiting Room for hours? Check! No Personal Attention? Check! Can't get in to see? Check! So this solution addresses ALL of those concerns! And obviously, those less able to afford would share their physician w/ 150… 200 patients. Is that so bad?

  17. Marshall_Will on January 25th, 2011 4:48 pm

    "going after one of their own?"

    ( You mean w/ the same 'ferocity' the city would "go after" you or me for unpaid parking tickets? ) Think of it as a friendly reminder. Nothing more.

    Right, O had her crack staff log onto Ancestory.com to see if there were any ratings-boosters out there she could parade in front of her remaining viewer!

    "C'mon PEOPLE… there's got to be 'someone'!?"

  18. TheZooKeeper on January 25th, 2011 4:50 pm

    Time for a little musical interlude…." If Schadenfreude is wro-ong, I don't wanna be right."

  19. SignPainterGuy on January 25th, 2011 7:25 pm

    Music to my ears, again !

  20. SignPainterGuy on January 25th, 2011 7:39 pm

    100-200 patients= $250,000. – $500,000. / yr minus overhead……(staff, equip., ins., bldg, taxes, +) How much does that leave the Dr. ? If several Drs. form a PA,(ea. having that many patients) then maybe it`ll work, but not a lone Dr. (malpractice ins. is what drove my BnL out of surgery, well over $300,000. / yr – he`s head of ER now – no surgery) .

    I agree, there`s gotta be a way to circumvent Obamascare !!

  21. Marshall_Will on January 25th, 2011 8:16 pm

    SPG,

    All I can tell you is that folks can and -are- doing exactly that. Firstly, the Doc doesn't have to sit around 'hoping' for MediCare reimbursement, for one.

    Secondly ( and I'm every bit the slave to Math you are ) is that it's a defined.., predictable stream of income! I think thirdly, his/her practice can eliminate a LOT of redundant/unnecessary positions! Many clinics have (1) person 'just' to handle all the accts. rec!

    Additionally, he's not there to cover 'everything' and patients may well be referred 'outside' for further care. But I think for so many families w/ growing kids, bumps, scrapes bruises, rashes etc. this can make a lot of sense. Circumvent by whatever means available 'I' say?

  22. SignPainterGuy on January 25th, 2011 9:32 pm

    M_W,

    Don`t look for me to argue w/ what works and people like !
    Circumvent away, Dixie Lamb !!

  23. Nanny on January 25th, 2011 9:49 pm

    Got that right Joy – even though Ina is completely liberal – what you see is what you get. She doesn't have to surround herself with liars to make a point.

  24. Nanny on January 25th, 2011 9:51 pm

    Yeah she is about as forthright as Zero anymore. I used to like watching her show but that urge left me about 10 years ago. Like Zero, too much is just too damn much.

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