Actor Steven Baldwin, 47, of Upper Grandview appeared in Rockland County Court Friday morning to make a $100,000 payment on the total $343,068 he owes New York State in back personal taxes, penalties and interest.
Baldwin was arrested in December 2012 and charged with one count of Repeated Failure to File Personal Income Tax Returns, a Class E felony, after an investigation by the New York Tax Department's Criminal Investigation Division and Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe.
Baldwin pleaded guilty to the charge in March of 2013, agreeing to pay an additional $300,000 by the time he is sentenced in March 2014. His next scheduled court date is Jan. 10, 2014 before Judge Charles P. Apotheker.
"I thank District Attorney Zugibe for his tireless work in prosecuting this case,” NYS Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Thomas H. Mattox said. “It shows that, regardless of a person’s occupation or financial situation, all New Yorkers must meet their obligation to pay their fair share of income taxes in a timely manner.”
According to a release from Mattox's office, Baldwin failed to file New York State Personal Income Tax returns for 2008, 2009 and 2010. Read more about the case in this report on Patch.