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Elijah Cummings owed IRS $30,000 in back taxes
The Quinton Report ^ | 4-9-2014 | Jeff Quinton

Posted on 04/10/2014 7:40:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing

April 9, 2014

Elijah Cummings owed IRS $30,000 in back taxes

Jeff Quinton

In light of the most recent revelations about Elijah Cummings and the IRS, I thought it would be interesting to discuss Cummings and his past history with the IRS.

In 1999, David Folkenflik of The Baltimore Sun wrote an article on Cummings and his financial problems.

From that 1999 article (emphasis added):

Among his most serious troubles:

In the mid-1990s, the Internal Revenue Service filed court papers declaring that Cummings was legally obliged to pay more than $30,000 in unpaid federal taxes. He finished paying those taxes earlier this year.

Cummings appears to have violated campaign finance law by having a donor co-sign a loan that supplied $15,000 for his first House campaign, attorneys knowledgeable about that law say.

In five instances, creditors went to court to force Cummings to pay a total of $24,000 in overdue debts.

Cummings said he has been short of money, in part, because he helps to support three children: his college-age daughter with his now-estranged wife and two children he fathered by other women out of wedlock — a 16-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter. Cummings said he paid about $30,000 last year in child support and tuition payments.

More details on the IRS issues:

In 1991, according to tax records, Cummings failed to pay $20,949 in federal taxes, mostly business-related. In 1992, he failed to pay $3,847. In 1993, the figure was $6,054. The total: $30,850. The congressman said he simply did not have enough money to pay all his taxes while balancing other priorities.

“When you have limited resources, what you try to do is stretch those resources,” he said. “We always made sure our employees were paid.”

On federal disclosure forms, Cummings reported making $67,440 in 1995 — $38,600 as a lawyer and $28,840 as a state legislator. During his time as a state legislator, from 1983 to 1996, he had not been required to detail his finances.

The IRS filed court documents against Cummings seeking the unpaid taxes — including an order to pay $9,901 in June 1996, two months after he went to Congress.

Cummings did pay nearly $3,900 of his outstanding taxes, penalties and interest in April 1996, three days after winning election to Congress. He satisfied an additional $17,030 that May. But the congressman did not finish paying the final $9,901 tax bill until January of this year [1999].

Cummings wasn’t a fan of the IRS in 1997, according to the ’99 article in The Sun:

In a column in the Baltimore Afro-American in November 1997, published just after the House voted to overhaul the IRS, Cummings wrote that he shared many constituents’ distress over the agency.

“All of us pay taxes,” he wrote. “Many of us share a paralyzing fear that we have made a mistake when we file our tax return by the April deadline. We have all heard the horror stories of the dreaded audit or the mistake made by the IRS and the years it took to fix it.”

In an interview, Cummings said he never asked the IRS to reduce his tax penalties or interest.

“We paid every single dime,” Cummings said. A spokesman for the IRS declined to comment, saying it is the agency’s policy to protect taxpayers’ privacy.

It seems Cummings has changed his tune on the IRS since the 90s.



TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: cummings; cummingsrico; dncrico; electionfraudrico

1 posted on 04/10/2014 7:40:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

BTTT


2 posted on 04/10/2014 7:42:05 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: smoothsailing

Nothing to see here, move along


3 posted on 04/10/2014 7:43:43 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: smoothsailing
hey ELIJAH...

tax evasion is what finally took down Al Capone


4 posted on 04/10/2014 7:47:31 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ..Benghazi Clinton Alert)
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To: MeshugeMikey

How do you get the eyes to blink like that, it’s spooky!


5 posted on 04/10/2014 7:51:24 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
You ever notice how these clowns pass laws for everyone, but then pay no heed to them? I heard on Rush today that Sharpton owe 8 years worth of back taxes. Geithner's no better. They make us pay into SS, but set up a special retirement program for themselves. They make us buy a health insurance plan, but exempt themselves from it. Obozo says the rich don't pay their fair share, but the top 10% foot 68% of the tax bill. They scream at the rich for using tax loopholes, but they're the ones who put them there in the first place...and for good reason. Yet, here I am enjoying a 1% increase in my SS check while Obozo hiked the welfare payments by 30%. You know, those people in Washington are really starting to piss me off. Come on, people, it's time to clean house...big time.
6 posted on 04/10/2014 7:51:40 PM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: smoothsailing

Get “Bloody Hands” Cummings. He belongs in prison. Or stretching a rope. Domestic enemy of the Constitution.


7 posted on 04/10/2014 7:52:20 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: smoothsailing

The B0z0 should just turn all of his assets over to the Fed. Gov.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 7:52:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: smoothsailing

Cummings is a thug that wears a suit.


9 posted on 04/10/2014 7:54:40 PM PDT by boycott
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To: econjack

What do you suppose would happen to either of us if we owed the IRS 30 grand?


10 posted on 04/10/2014 7:54:56 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: smoothsailing

He should call those people who get tax burdens lowered and advertise on Rush’s and other talk shows.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 7:55:03 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: smoothsailing

Well now we have an idea why he was so willing to go after Conservatives..it was the “I will scratch your back if you scratch mine” IRS doesn’t go after him for not paying his taxes, and Cummings assists in the royal screwing of Conservatives


12 posted on 04/10/2014 7:55:15 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: smoothsailing

It’s racist to even hint that Cummings owes whopping taxes for near a decade, you racist, you!


13 posted on 04/10/2014 7:56:11 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: smoothsailing

I generally paint an extra Layer or two.

the basic image is on the lowest layer...with the eyelids on a layer on top of that.

then I decide how long I want the blinks to be and enter the time in a small dialog box.

Matching all the colors in the eyelids is the toughest part. Generally I use an eyedropper tool to “sample” the tones in the original photo..and put those colors on a seperate “pallette.”

Ive probably done hundreds by now.

everybody from al gore to al sharpton


14 posted on 04/10/2014 7:59:12 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ..Benghazi Clinton Alert)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

It has a RICO kind of stench to it.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 8:02:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

"Cummings scandal? See? It's just about sex!"
16 posted on 04/10/2014 8:03:59 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: Navy Patriot

LOL, I’m incorrigible! B^)


17 posted on 04/10/2014 8:04:40 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
A spokesman for the IRS declined to comment, saying it is the agency’s policy to protect taxpayers’ privacy.

LOL! Privacy laws protect government, not individuals.
18 posted on 04/10/2014 8:04:53 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: smoothsailing

With a name like Cummings, he has to be a schmuck!


19 posted on 04/10/2014 8:06:14 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

You’ve developed quite a knack for it. Have you done Lois Lerner?


20 posted on 04/10/2014 8:06:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
yes... but not as an animation



21 posted on 04/10/2014 8:08:48 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ..Benghazi Clinton Alert)
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To: smoothsailing

22 posted on 04/10/2014 8:12:41 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smoothsailing
in 1995 — (Cummings made) $38,600 as a lawyer

Wasn't much of a lawyer was he?

23 posted on 04/10/2014 8:13:55 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: smoothsailing

They’ll find more than that in his refrigerator.


24 posted on 04/10/2014 8:15:27 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: henkster
What do you suppose would happen to either of us if we owed the IRS 30 grand?

Nothing good for sure, but he has pigment protection.

25 posted on 04/10/2014 8:20:18 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: backwoods-engineer
Or stretching a rope.

No problem

26 posted on 04/10/2014 8:29:06 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Obama Socialized Health Insurance Tax ( O S H I T ))
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To: henkster

Depends on whether we’re Democrats in Congress, or not...


27 posted on 04/10/2014 8:41:24 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: smoothsailing

All I can say is...”typical”


28 posted on 04/10/2014 8:41:39 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: QT3.14

perfect link!


29 posted on 04/10/2014 9:03:28 PM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: econjack

Laws are for the little people.


30 posted on 04/10/2014 9:17:53 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: smoothsailing

This is why powerful liberals support high marginal tax rates; they just don’t pay their taxes.


31 posted on 04/10/2014 9:24:32 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: smoothsailing

He doesn’t have to pay — he’s a Dhimmicrap.


32 posted on 04/10/2014 9:34:13 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: smoothsailing
Bttt.

5.56mm

33 posted on 04/10/2014 9:36:53 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: henkster

“What do you suppose would happen to either of us if we owed the IRS 30 grand?”

I wil let you know.


34 posted on 04/10/2014 9:39:06 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: BeadCounter

When Rush was talking about the Cummings tax issues today he said “i dont think that even tax defense partners could get him out of this mess”


35 posted on 04/10/2014 9:40:58 PM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: smoothsailing
It's his IRS now
36 posted on 04/10/2014 9:42:48 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: smoothsailing

Three days after winning the election to congress he pays up $3,900. Where did he get the money? Did he take his first bribe before he was even sworn in?


37 posted on 04/10/2014 9:46:56 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: smoothsailing
A spokesman for the IRS declined to comment, saying it is the agency’s policy to protect taxpayers’ privacy - except, of course, when doing so could derail certain political campaigns in a manner advantageous to the then-reigning administration. Right, Christine O'Donnell?
38 posted on 04/10/2014 10:53:38 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: henkster

If we owed the IRS 30K it would probably be no sweat as long as
we were Democrook Congressional Rep types trying to rescue
them from their own illegal activities. They would find some
wealthy Republican types to shake down to make up the loss.


39 posted on 04/11/2014 12:00:49 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: smoothsailing

House bill would fire tax-delinquent federal workers
BY JOSH HICKS
April 15, 2013 at 6:00 am

One measure, sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), would require federal agencies to fire employees and reject potential hires with “seriously delinquent” tax debt, meaning those who have been hit with a tax lien. Democrats opposed that bill when it was considered by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last month.

Critics say the legislation to fire tax-delinquent feds would unfairly target civil servants, some of whom may already face economic hardship because of the furloughs that certain agencies have proposed to absorb the government-wide spending cuts that took effect on March 1.

“This is a perfect example of how out of touch this Congress is,” said Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents approximately 150,000 federal workers.

About 3.6 percent of the nation’s nearly 3 million federal civilian employees owed a combined $1 billion in back taxes in 2011, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/04/15/house-bill-would-fire-tax-delinquent-federal-workers/


40 posted on 04/11/2014 12:26:40 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: smoothsailing

So the hated, EXEMPT in the DNC do not even have to pay
taxes. NO WONDER they gave control of ALL
medical care to the IRS.

Prediction:
CW2 is coming if Cummings and the others
do not go to jail, very very soon.


41 posted on 04/11/2014 3:56:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: kcvl
About 3.6 percent of the nation’s nearly 3 million federal civilian employees owed a combined $1 billion in back taxes in 2011, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service.

Firing those deadbeats and initiating a permanent hiring freeze is a great TEA Party solution towards reducing the size of government! B^)

42 posted on 04/11/2014 7:41:44 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Diogenesis

CW2 is already here, plenty of early skimishes, just no formal declaration, yet.


43 posted on 04/11/2014 7:46:07 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

44 posted on 04/11/2014 8:45:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

LMAO


45 posted on 04/11/2014 8:46:19 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Lazamataz
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DON'T YOU MESS WITH ELIJAH!!!


46 posted on 04/11/2014 9:35:47 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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