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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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1.

DeeMaree    

Can I wait five years to pay my taxes owed from last year?

486 days ago
2.

IwuvTMZ    

Maybe your more successful bro can help you out.

486 days ago
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awards    

Will he pay Lindsay's taxes too? Whatta Guy, eh?

486 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

It seems the more you owe, the better IRS treats you. I forgot to include a check for $76.00 and I received a letter with a specific due date threatening basically to de-nut my cat, garnishment, acct freeze and loss of birth right. How these people go from year to year owing that kind of $$$ while the rest of us get prosecuted in a blink is really jacked up.

486 days ago
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amazinglybored    

His lawyer's last name is awesome, Yankwitt.

486 days ago
6.

Kelly    

That's not very Christian of you, Stephen.

486 days ago
7.

Derwood    

Jesus would be VERY disappointed in you, Stephen. Toting a Bible and spouting the gospel doesn't mean you can get away with not paying taxes.

486 days ago
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Duke Steele    

Duuhhh... I didint pay miy tacksis so I haf to now oar I haf to go to jale. Duuhh...

486 days ago
9.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Why is it that the more money people have the more they try to get over on taxes. That, and those Baldwin boys only come in one flavor : HOMELY.

486 days ago
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Violent Pope    

You sir like your brothers are a complete d-bag.

486 days ago
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Truth    

WOW, $350K OVER 5 YRS OR $50K/ANNUM? CANT THE D-BAG DO IT?? DUDE'S GOTTA SIGN UP ON EVERY FAKE ASS REALITY SHOW AND BAR MITZ VAH ON THE PLANET. OH, YEA.. DONT FORGET DWTS AND CELEBRITY APPRENTICE. HE JUST MIGHT PULL THIS SH*T OFF, SAD TO SAY... #TRUTH!!

486 days ago
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Truth    

WOW, $350K OVER 5 YRS OR $70K/ANNUM? CAN THE D-BAG DO IT?? DUDE'S GOTTA SIGN UP ON EVERY FAKE ASS REALITY SHOW AND BAR MITZ VAH ON THE PLANET. OH, YEA.. DONT FORGET DWTS AND CELEBRITY APPRENTICE. HE JUST MIGHT... PULL... THIS... SH*T... OFF... SAD TO SAY... #TRUTH!!

486 days ago
13.

Cricket    

Ass. So quick to suggest how others should live. Pay your **** dude and pay it promptly

486 days ago
14.

IndyMike    

How does he owe that much in state taxes???? I can't remember the last thing he has done

486 days ago
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August    

Homeless disabled veterans ARE THROWN in HORRIFYING & TORTUROUS JAILS all across the nation for the make-believe "CRIME" of sleeping outside...and this CROOK gets off SCOTT-FREE!

486 days ago
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