Kirstie Alley says she's paying late Fla. taxes

Kirstie Alley waits to enter an apartment next door to the townhouse where former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being held under house arrest in New York on May 28, 2011.
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Kirstie Alley, May 28, 2011.

(CBS/AP) CLEARWATER, Fla. - Add Kirstie Alley to the long list of stars who have trouble paying taxes on time. The actress says she is paying $41,000 in property taxes from last year on her Tampa-area mansion after published reports noted the delinquency.

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The "Cheers" star and recent "Dancing With the Stars" runner-up called it an oversight. A spokesman released a statement Thursday saying "we were not aware of the amount owed, and her accountant never received the bill."

Pinellas County tax records showed Alley owed $41,395, including fees and interest, on the $1.73 million mansion on Clearwater Harbor that she bought in 2008. The 2010 tax bill was due April 1.

Tax office spokesman Chad McLeod confirmed that one of Alley's representatives called Thursday and promised to send a certified check.