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Kate Beckinsale

California Cracks Down on

Hilariously Tiny Tax Bill

12/26/2012 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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11:03AM PDT
:  A rep from the California Employment Development Dept. tells TMZ ... they received Kate's payment for the full amount today, December 26, and the lien will now be extinguished.

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The State of California is so desperate for money ... it's chasing down Kate Beckinsale over $1,052 she allegedly failed to pay in taxes this year -- a comically small sum in comparison to other Hollywood A-listers.

According to the tax lien, Beckinsale failed to pay the amount for the tax period from January 1, 2012 to March 31, 2012 -- clearly a clerical oversight by whoever manages her finances.

It's funny ... because Kate wipes her nose with more money than that ... but it goes to show how aggressive California tax collectors are.

In contrast, Pam Anderson allegedly owes $112,000 to California. Steven Seagal allegedly owes $335,606 to the Golden State.

In other tax news, Christina Milian allegedly owes Uncle Sam $17,458 in federal taxes ... a slightly more respectable sum ... but still smaller than Lindsay Lohan's six-figure bill.

We reached out to Kate's rep, who tells us Kate doesn't owe anything...  and they believe there's been a mistake.

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23 COMMENTS

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Seldombinlaid    

If she's going to make a big deal out of getting paper work for her taxes, ask her why she hasn't paid it. It just cost the state more money to go after these deadbeats.

664 days ago
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3Storms    

It happens every time the state hurts for money; somehow they magically find millions of people suddenly owe them money that many didn't even know they owe.

664 days ago
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YouDontSay    

Who are the CPAs' doing the tax returns. They need to look into that!

664 days ago
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Truth    

LET'S REPHRASE THAT. YOU MEAN KATE SNORTS MORE COKE UP HER NOSE THAN THAT. #TRUTH!!

664 days ago
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jason l    

if california needs money that bad, why dont I ever see a chp write tickets to cars and trucks during rainstorms for CVC 24400(c)(2) which states wipers on headlights on.

664 days ago
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awesomewave    

Do people just cut out accountant certificates from the backs of cereal boxes in CA? Just asking...

664 days ago
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Lisa    

I'm sure whoever is in the accounting office does not even know who Kate B is. It could some jane doe working in an office. It's overdue and just like any other state, they will come looking for you to get their money.

664 days ago
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3Storms    

And California wonders why people are fleeing the state while the state refuse to fix the massive drain illegals have caused.

664 days ago
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SheisHot    

Kate's butt is one of the finest ever. It should be a national treasure!

664 days ago
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backfire    

if its such a comically little sum of money why doesn't she just pay it?

664 days ago
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indio1    

They came after me for a $5 tax debt that I forgot to file in 2009.

664 days ago
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grrcpa    

this article doesn't make sense. they are going after her for taxes for this year when the yr isn't over yet?

664 days ago
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NoseySOB    

Douchebag

664 days ago
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Pigweed    

Screw California.

664 days ago
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Tesla_Consulting    

Rules r the rules. U owe a 1000$, u owe a 1000$. I've heard of many millionaires that don't tip.

664 days ago
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