By: Pat Prescott - Staff Writer
Published: Jun 16, 2021

Kirstie Alley Misses Taxes On Home

According to tax records in Pinellas County, Florida, Kirstie Alley owes $41,395, including fees and interest, for her 2010 property taxes. The 5 bedroom 4 bath home slash mansion in the Tampa Bay area is worth 1.73 million dollars. The 2010 tax bill was due back on April 1st, and Alley would run a risk of losing the home for not making the payment.

According to her publicist, the missed payment is an oversight. A statement released Thursday from a representative of the actress said, “we were not aware of the amount owed, and her accountant never received the bill.” A spokesperson for the tax office has confirmed that Alley’s rep has promised to send over a cheque for payment.

On a web page for the Pinellas County Tax collector, an example of what happens after property tax go unpaid reads like this: In Pinellas County, real estate taxes are paid at the end of the tax year. For example, 2002 taxes would be due by March 31, 2003. On April 1, 2021 the 2003 taxes for the property are deemed delinquent and an interest fee is added. The properties with delinquent taxes are published on the Pinellas County tax collector’s site. The Pinellas County Tax Collector is required by law to sell a “TAX CERTIFICATE” to a private party by June 1, 2003, which becomes a “FIRST LIEN” on the property. This means that this tax has to be paid before any other line the property may have. Any costs associated with advertising the tax certificate are added to the property tax.

The tax payer can redeem the tax certificate after paying by cashier’s check, money order, cash or credit card the accumulated taxes, interests and other costs to the county after which the certificate holder is reimbursed, and the lien is taken off.

Alley is an actress known for her role in the TV show Cheers, in which she played Rebecca Howe from 1987–1993, winning an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1991. She is also known for her role in the Look Who’s Talking film series as Mollie Ubriacco. More recently she was a participant on the show “Dancing With The Stars”. She purchased the home in question from Lisa Marie Presley in 2008.

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