Lawyers for actor, and part time Gardiner resident, Robert De Niro are suing the town to lower the tax cost on his 78 acre property, according to a report from the Times Herald Record. The lawyers from his trust had originally sued for a reduction in property assessments for 2010 through 2013, and lost. Now they are appealing to the state's third appellate division, looking for a reduction in the estate's current market-value assessment of $5.6 million to $3.7 million. This would be a 33% drop (or about $57,000 dollars) off of his taxes. According to reports, his property's current tax bill is almost $170,000, including $45,848 in town and county taxes, and $124,021 in school district taxes.

Some in the town of Gardiner aren't so happy that the famous actor worth, about $200 million, is looking for a tax break.