Stephen Baldwin wants tax dispute closure

Published: Dec 12, 2012, 08:56 IST | ANI |

Stephen Baldwin is hoping to set things right after he was arrested on Thursday for failing to file state income taxes for three years.

“I went myself [to the police] in a pre-arranged kind of way, but that won’t stop the process of the powers that be being upset about it,” Baldwin told the New York Post at the Plaza Hotel’s Oak Room on Sunday.

Stephen Baldwin
Stephen Baldwin

“I had this pretty serious issue with filings that weren’t handled appropriately. To be honest with you, it’s a situation right now where my lawyers are in a conversation now with New York state and the district attorney’s office, and I’m very hopeful that everything should be fine,” he said.

According to reports, the ‘Usual Suspects’ star was arraigned for failure to file tax returns from 2008 to 2010.  He owes more than 350,000 dollars in taxes and penalties, and could face jail time.

“You have to pay your taxes . . . I just got caught up in a situation that I’m hoping we’re gonna work out,” he said. 

Baldwin filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

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