Schadenfreude: Alec Baldwin Gets a Tax Audit

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.

Author: Doug Powers

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