Kirstie Alley owes $41,000 in back taxes on her Clearwater house
If you want to know why the tax base in Pinellas County has dropped so much, blame Kirstie Alley. The actress and Dancing With the Stars alum owes $41,395 in unpaid property taxes from last year. You're why our schools are doing so poorly on the FCAT, Kirstie!
Alley claims she didn't know about the tab on her five bedroom, four bathroom house (once owned by Lisa Marie Presley), which was put on a delinquency list after no payment was made by April 1, the AP reports. "We were not aware of the amount owed, and her accountant never received the bill," a spokesman said. The appraiser's office website lists the 9,892-square-foot property as being at 1100 N Osceola Ave., which sold in 2010 for $1,738,800. There's a 1,392-square-foot secondary building on the waterfront property, too.
The tax office confirmed that Alley's people called Thursday and promised to send a certified check ASAP to pay the balance for the mansion's assessment. How she could own property in Florida and not have a clue about when her property taxes were due or how much they were is anyone's guess.
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