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Palin Ordered To Pay Back Taxes
CBS NEWS ^ | Feb 18,2009 | Igor Kossov

Posted on 02/18/2009 4:17:07 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Alaska officials on Wednesday ruled that Alaska governor and former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin must pay back taxes to the IRS.

The exact amount the governor must pay is not yet known, but the Associated Press estimates she owes taxes on more than $17,000 in per-diem expenses.

State employees who live more than 50 miles away from Alaska's capital, Juneau, are entitled to state aid in the form of per-diem payments. Juneau is approximately 600 miles from Palin's home town of Wasilla, making the governor eligible for the payments.

But before she accepted the vice presidential nomination, Palin charged the state for over 300 nights spent in her Wasilla home, not the governor's mansion in Juneau. Her expenses usually amounted to $60 per day.

On Wednesday, Alaska state officials decided that the per-diem expenses should be counted as taxable income. Palin's spokesman, Bill McAllister, said the governor would pay the taxes.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; backtaxes; imputedincome; irs; kelo; palin; taxaudit; taxes; thewinterwar
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1 posted on 02/18/2009 4:17:07 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

At least it didn’t require nomination to a cabinet post to get back taxes paid


2 posted on 02/18/2009 4:18:18 PM PST by downwdims (The Borrower is Slave to the Lender)
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To: SeekAndFind
The rats are afraid of her...


3 posted on 02/18/2009 4:18:43 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: SeekAndFind

I read somewhere ( can’t remember where ), that Sarah Palin herself initiated the board to look into if she had to pay taxes on per diem.


4 posted on 02/18/2009 4:18:51 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Sigh.


5 posted on 02/18/2009 4:19:11 PM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: SeekAndFind
Hilarious.

And predictable, with so many Obama appointees skipping on their taxes the MSM desperately needed to find a counterbalancing story involving Palin.

In two or three weeks there'll be a quiet retraction of this charge on page 28 of the NYT.

6 posted on 02/18/2009 4:19:17 PM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind
There go Gov. Palin’s chances of working for the Obama regime. ;)
7 posted on 02/18/2009 4:19:20 PM PST by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: SeekAndFind

She should have known better.

Only Democrats are allowed to evade taxes with impunity.


8 posted on 02/18/2009 4:19:55 PM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a BS story... no state can determine IRS (federal) policy on taxation.

They really put the BS in C-BS.


9 posted on 02/18/2009 4:19:57 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: SeekAndFind

Watch the libs equate this to the libocrat’s sins.

Sorry MSM, won’t work. Some of us actually understand the difference between a mistake made by some with normal income vs an intentional violation made by those who were so much more “educated and experienced”.

If you want crooks, MSM, you might try looking into the Obamaloon’s Chief of Staff.


10 posted on 02/18/2009 4:19:57 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind
On Wednesday, Alaska state officials decided that the per-diem expenses should be counted as taxable income.

Thats wednesday, TODAY?

LOL!

11 posted on 02/18/2009 4:20:35 PM PST by skeeter
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To: xcamel

Notice that the estimate of 17K was from the AP itself.


12 posted on 02/18/2009 4:21:13 PM PST by digger48
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To: SeekAndFind

Palin is the one who initiated this review. She was pro-active in trying to resolve this issue. Compare that to 0bama’s appointees.


13 posted on 02/18/2009 4:21:17 PM PST by Lou Budvis (Just like the libs said for the last 8 years: "Dissent is Patriotic")
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To: Sarah Palin

Tell America to go to Hell. Drop out. Look at the mountains and stars. Hold your husband's hand.

14 posted on 02/18/2009 4:21:23 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: SeekAndFind
Palin Ordered To Pay Back Taxes

Palin Ordered To Pay Back Taxes

What's the difference?

15 posted on 02/18/2009 4:21:36 PM PST by WVKayaker ("There are no facts, only interpretations." -Nietze)
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To: darkwing104

They squeak and squeal when they see an ordinary cat, and this one hunts for meat.

Go Sarah!


16 posted on 02/18/2009 4:21:41 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Actually, it all started back in Mayberry. Helen Crump was a traveler and Floyd, well, you know...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks King Bari the Kenyan is going to follow in the footsteps of the other “first black president” and use the IRS as a weapon.


17 posted on 02/18/2009 4:21:47 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Have You Punched A Democrat Today? - Do it for the children.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I read somewhere ( can’t remember where ), that Sarah Palin herself initiated the board to look into if she had to pay taxes on per diem.

Yeah, I seem to recall this was dealt with some time back.

Makes me think there is going to be much, much more of these tax issues coming up in obamalot soon.

18 posted on 02/18/2009 4:22:29 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Obama says we should listen to our enemies, but not to Rush)
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To: SeekAndFind

BS title. Its not “back taxes”...its simply taxes. This is not an old debt she knew about for a long time and simply did not pay like the typical Obama nominee, this is a tax that-as soon as she is told what it is-she will pay.


19 posted on 02/18/2009 4:22:32 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like it was only decided Wednesday that the income is taxable. It’s not like she’s avoided paying taxes.


20 posted on 02/18/2009 4:22:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: SeekAndFind
On Wednesday, Alaska state officials decided that the per-diem expenses should be counted as taxable income.

Given this, the headline is disgustingly misleading...but it does fit the agenda of CBS.

21 posted on 02/18/2009 4:23:03 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Here's hoping the Kennedy family trust is in deep....with Madoff)
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To: SeekAndFind
I read somewhere ( can’t remember where ), that Sarah Palin herself initiated the board to look into if she had to pay taxes on per diem.

That is correct. She did it several months ago. The board's ruling does not apply to Alaska lawmakers.

22 posted on 02/18/2009 4:23:35 PM PST by Al B.
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To: xcamel

I thought the same thing. I guess the state’s determination of what type income it is or if it is income might have some influence with the IRS, but they can’t make that decision.


23 posted on 02/18/2009 4:23:44 PM PST by yarddog
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To: SeekAndFind

No problem. Who in the hell can figure out this stupid corrupt dizzy income tax thing anyway?


24 posted on 02/18/2009 4:23:54 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Lou Budvis

Notice the pressholes turn it around to make the reader think that she was somehow nabbed for evasion.

Journalism is dead.


25 posted on 02/18/2009 4:24:07 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: icwhatudo
On Wednesday, Alaska state officials decided that the per-diem expenses should be counted as taxable income.

Yep, as of Wednesday.
26 posted on 02/18/2009 4:24:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Da Coyote
Watch the libs equate this to the libocrat’s sins.

One of the huge differences is that the right hates taxes while the libs embrace them and tell people how great taxes are.

27 posted on 02/18/2009 4:25:10 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: darkwing104

The 0bama/msm playbook - When all else fails, try to take down Palin.

I wonder if sometimes she just sits backs and laughs at the fact that her detractors are obsessed with her. They are like the loser guy in high school who goes around telling everyone that the good looking girl who rejected his pitiful advances is a slut.


28 posted on 02/18/2009 4:26:20 PM PST by Lou Budvis (Just like the libs said for the last 8 years: "Dissent is Patriotic")
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To: headstamp 2

If you all want to understand why the media continues to berate this woman..here is what I read on mypalpalin.com

MEDIA EXEC ADMITS
NEW ANTI-PALIN CONSPIRACY

A private source at a major New York daily newspaper has admitted on condition of anonymity that the paper is one of several working closely with an army of young bloggers and at least one TV network to ensure that the flow of negative publicity targeting Sarah Palin continues unabated for the next four years.

“The thinking is, We can’t afford to let her bounce back,” he said. “If she’s all shined up and ready to go in 2012, and if ordinary people have already started to rebel against the consequences of some of Barack’s more extreme economic and social policies, we’re in deep trouble. The decision has been made at the highest levels to keep Palin down, at any cost and by any means necessary.”

And as far as the taxes are concerned, OLD NEWS, she said months ago that she wanted an investigation to see if she owed anything, yeah she was the one that initiated the whole thing, unlike people surrounding the Marxist, who do everything to hide it


29 posted on 02/18/2009 4:27:21 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: xcamel

>>What a BS story... no state can determine IRS (federal) policy on taxation.<<

That is what I was thinking too.


30 posted on 02/18/2009 4:27:31 PM PST by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Nazism was in the 1930's.)
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To: downwdims; Westbrook

Alaska decided this TODAY? And Palin was supposed to have known in advance that her enemies were going to change the law so that the IRS could punish her?


31 posted on 02/18/2009 4:28:13 PM PST by livius
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To: SeekAndFind
The exact amount the governor must pay is not yet known, but the Associated Press estimates she owes taxes on more than $17,000 in per-diem expenses.

Translation: we really have no idea how much she owes, but that will not prevent us from pulling a number out of our arse.
32 posted on 02/18/2009 4:29:09 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: ErnBatavia

Yes, the SeeBS headline is misleading, of course.

“On Wednesday, Alaska state officials decided that the per-diem expenses should be counted as taxable income. Palin’s spokesman, Bill McAllister, said the governor would pay the taxes.”

it also appears that these taxes may be from the 2008 tax year. Of course the story doesnt mention that, but it refers to expenses from before she acccepted the VP.


33 posted on 02/18/2009 4:29:10 PM PST by Canedawg (An acute case of ODS)
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To: SeekAndFind

What tax year is this for?


34 posted on 02/18/2009 4:29:29 PM PST by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Nazism was in the 1930's.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And naturally the dems want it to be broadcasted nationally for a level playing field. Palin is a straight shooter who has taken Alaska where we wish this country had gone.


35 posted on 02/18/2009 4:29:46 PM PST by Kackikat (.It's NOT over until it's over and it's NOT over yet....The Trumpet will sound....)
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To: SeekAndFind
Notice they don't say the actual amount she owes in back taxes, they wanted the number to look bigger and of course the Dem cool aid drinkers will fall for it. She owes taxes on 17,000 dollars.. How many dems and other fools will think she owes $17,000 IN axes.

These people, the Rinos and the dems, are terrified of Sarah.

36 posted on 02/18/2009 4:30:04 PM PST by calex59
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To: Canedawg

If this is for 2008, there is, quite literally, no story here.

Amazing.


37 posted on 02/18/2009 4:30:06 PM PST by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Nazism was in the 1930's.)
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To: yarddog; All

They have to retractively change the taxable status of every “per diem’ ever paid to any public offical for as far back as they have been paid.....

This is going to pi$$ off an awful lot of current and former state employees...

Otherwise it’s a ‘selective determination’ which is illegal.


38 posted on 02/18/2009 4:30:18 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have to agree with her having to pay the back taxes for this. Most other people w/ jobs and allowances paid to them like this would have to declare their stipend as income.


39 posted on 02/18/2009 4:30:42 PM PST by sauropod (An expression of deep worry and concern failed to cross either of Zaphod's faces - hitchhiker's guid)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Ping.


40 posted on 02/18/2009 4:31:18 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: icwhatudo

You are so right, the dems can’t resist a slam. It isn’t “back taxes” if you just decided today they are due.


41 posted on 02/18/2009 4:31:30 PM PST by Kackikat (.It's NOT over until it's over and it's NOT over yet....The Trumpet will sound....)
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To: digger48
Notice that the estimate of 17K was from the AP itself.

What's wrong with that? Team Obama did that during the whole Blago scandal...

"We've audited ourselves and determined no inappropriate communication with Blagojevich took place. Thank you."

42 posted on 02/18/2009 4:31:37 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: downwdims
And, the "taxes" didn't exist until this body made a decision.

I doubt you'll see Governor Palin letting something like this slide 16 years like that Commie over at Labor Department did.

Nothing like Leftwingtards to demand taxes out of others, and then to not pay their own.

43 posted on 02/18/2009 4:31:58 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: icwhatudo

No kidding!

This is “last year” which all Americans have until April 15th to pay!

Nothing “back” about it.

She asked for the review, and STILL they try to paint her with their own broad brush.


44 posted on 02/18/2009 4:33:39 PM PST by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: Kackikat

Desperate desperate fools they are. Their constant smearing this woman just shows the fear they have of her. Notice they don’t attack Mark Sanford or Bobby Jindal. Their focus is on Sarah Palin for a reason


45 posted on 02/18/2009 4:33:41 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Al B.

But it will now. I am sure there are pro-Palin operatives lurking around IRS ready to pounce on perdiem pay for Alaskan legislative types.


46 posted on 02/18/2009 4:34:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Well it’s been a long time since I took tax accounting... but I don’t see how anybody can find per diem to be “income”. It just simply is not. It is in the same class as a reimbursement of expenses.


47 posted on 02/18/2009 4:35:22 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: RobRoy
Sue they can ~ if Alaska says "this is taxable income" IRS will agree, and vice versa.

Tax collectors are in cohoots!

48 posted on 02/18/2009 4:36:23 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Westbrook
Only Democrats are allowed to evade taxes with impunity.

Must be why she DIDN'T.

49 posted on 02/18/2009 4:38:51 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: sauropod
Actually not. THe purpose served for the perdiem issued by the government of Alaska is to enable it to operate. Without it no one would bother getting elected to go to Juneau except, of course, oil executives and fishing interests.

Because of the vast distances involved, and the climate, there are really a lot of different ways to look at the way perdiem is, or should be handled in Alaska.

50 posted on 02/18/2009 4:39:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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