"Mayor" Alec Baldwin Legally Decamped To Hamptons In Cunning Tax Avoidance Scheme
Reported New York City mayoral wannabe Alec Baldwin changed his “legal residency” from the Big Apple to the Hamptons as part of a tax avoidance scheme.
That revelation was made by the actor himself in a 1989 chat with Interview magazine.
Baldwin, who has been registered to vote in the Town of East Hampton since 1991, told Interview that he had changed his legal residency to Amagansett specifically because, “I didn't want to pay any New York City income taxes, and not just because I wanted to save the money.” Baldwin added, “I thought, ‘Why should I pay another set of taxes to a government that isn't doing what I want it to do with the money?’”
The purported Suffolk County resident--who seems to spend most of his time in Gotham--sent a message yesterday to his 2400 Twitter followers noting that, “It's a long way till November of 2013,” when voters will choose Michael Bloomberg’s successor.
While the 53-year-old performer has not declared his candidacy, strapped voters may embrace Baldwin’s long-held belief that city taxes are too damn high.