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Stephen Baldwin Pays Off Tax Debt Just Before Daughter Hailey's Engagement to Justin Bieber

By TheBlast Staff

Stephen Baldwin is closing the door on one financial strain, but possibly opening another, because he knocked out his tax debt but is now faced with the expensive obligations as father of the bride.

On June 20, the NY State Dept of Taxation and Finance filed documents stating Baldwin had successfully paid back $21,434.87 in owed taxes. Even more exciting, recently the IRS also filed documents clearing the $407,000 lien the "Bio-Dome" star and his wife, Kennya, had owed.

All in all, Baldwin has wiped out $429,185.62 in tax debt. As we reported, the actor told officials he had moved into a small apartment in Queens, NY after defaulting on a $781,000 loan tied to the family home in Nyack, NY. That property was eventually auctioned off for $100.

The 52-year-old actor has had a long history of tax issues. Back in 2012, he was charged with failing to file his state tax returns for 3 years between 2008 and 2010. The amount of liabilities he owed was over $350,000. He was later arrested and pled guilty in the case, but narrowly avoided jail time by agreeing to pay back $300,000.

Justin Bieber and Hailey have been spending time with Stephen and the Baldwin family while the two plan their upcoming nuptials. Aside from being Hailey's dad, Stephen is the one who introduced the two stars, so there's a very good chance he'll be a big part of the ceremony.

There have been no announcements on the date and location for the event, but it's a good thing Stephen is now in the black, because invitations can get pricey.

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