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.Hey, Alec - why don't you spend less time talking shit to students at City College or writing shit at Huffingtonpost about how evil unionized teachers are and more time taking care of your responsibilities.
In recent years, auditors have confronted hundreds of super-wealthy New Yorkers over the residency rules - including star Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter.
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.
"The moment you start working regularly [in the city], the city finance people come after you," Baldwin recently told an audience at City College.
Neither Baldwin nor tax officials would discuss his case with the Daily News.
Like paying the taxes you rightfully owe.
Alec Baldwin - just another example of a sanctimonious, hypocritical know-it-all celebrity who at the end of the day is a cheat and a deadbeat.