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Stephen Baldwin

I'm GUILTY of Ducking

$350k Tax Bill

3/11/2013 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Stephen Baldwin
is all set to plead GUILTY in his tax case -- in which the actor is accused of failing to pay more than $350k in back taxes and penalties -- and will likely avoid any jail time ... this according to his lawyer.

Baldwin was accused of stiffing the State of New York out of income taxes for 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... running up a bill of roughly $350k.

Now, Baldwin's lawyer tells TMZ ... Stephen has struck a deal with prosecutors ... and in exchange for his guilty plea, the actor will have up to 5 years to pay back the government.

If he makes his payments on time, Baldwin's lawyer says the actor will NOT have to serve any time behind bars.

Baldwin's lawyer, Russell Yankwitt, tells TMZ, "Mr. Baldwin is very appreciative he will not be incarcerated. He will pay back what he owes, and is looking forward to putting all of this behind him."

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16.

kitnplayn    

Another celebrity gets to avoid jail because he is a celebrity. He still broke the law, and just because he promised to pay it back later, he still broke the law. He even publically admits that he broke the law, and he still doesn't get punished. Maybe it's time for the largest population denomination (the middle class) to start a revolution and take back their own tax base, before you get entirely gobbled up by the wealthy in every way.

592 days ago
17.

Compassion    

This guy has always been a complete tool. And what makes matters even worse is all his santctaminious crap. He's constantly telling other people how to live. It's so ironic that people like this are usually the ones that have done a bunch of dirt in there own lives. Not to mention the fact that he just looks creepy.

592 days ago
18.

Leighton    

Stephen Baldwin creeps me out. On Celebrity Apprentice last night, he looked like a mixture of a Satanic hyena and a homicidal Grinch.

592 days ago
19.

bernergirl    

Can't he just ask his brother Alec (since he is worth 65 million) for a loan to pay it off?

592 days ago
20.

The Gay Nazis For Jesus     

You have to ask the question. What's more important taxes or Jesus?

592 days ago
21.

jennifer    

What's amazing is that he makes enough to owe that much.

592 days ago
22.

She's baaaack    

An entire family of arseholes.

592 days ago
23.

jabberjaws    

Free snipes!

592 days ago
24.

Mrugowsky    

I didn't realize he actually made enough $$$ to have to owe that much in taxes.

592 days ago
25.

Paul Z    

The whole Baldwin family are second rate actors & left-wing hacks.

592 days ago
26.

tom p    

I guess Stephen doesn't read his BIBLE, where it says, GIVE UNTO CEASER WHAT IS CEASERS.....
He likes to pick and choose his religion. Oh, I didn't even get started on his bad acting...

592 days ago
27.

STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

who is this? where are the celebrities?

592 days ago
28.

Joybubble55    

Pay up *******....

592 days ago
29.

ginger    

Such a loser.

589 days ago
30.

Pedro Diaz     

I dont think he shoyld pay anything, What gives the Goverment the writhg to say he owes money when the goverment never loan him any money. He worked for it is his, IRSas long as he pays property taxes, and sales taxes but there is no law that he should pay INCOME TAXES.

587 days ago
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