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Sebelius admits errors, pays $7,000 in back taxes (another Obama tax cheat)
AP via Google News ^ | March 31, 2009 | Erica Werner

Posted on 03/31/2009 4:03:56 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius has corrected three years of tax returns and paid more than $7,000 in back taxes after finding "unintentional errors" — the latest tax troubles for an Obama administration nominee. The Kansas governor explained the changes to senators in a letter dated Tuesday that was obtained by The Associated Press. She said they involved charitable contributions, the sale of a home and business expenses.

She and her husband paid a total of $7,040 in back taxes and $878 in interest to amend returns from 2005-2007.

Several Obama administration nominees have been derailed by tax issues, notably the president's first nominee for HHS secretary, former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle. He withdrew from consideration while apologizing for failing to pay $140,000 in taxes and interest.

Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., quickly issued a statement supporting Sebelius' nomination.

"Congress is going to need a strong partner at the Department of Health and Human Services to achieve comprehensive health reform this year, and we have that partner in Gov. Sebelius," Baucus said. "There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Gov. Sebelius has the political experience, determination, and bipartisan work ethic to get the job done with Congress this year. She's the right person for the job."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhohhs; corruptdems; corruption; cultureofcorruption; democratcorruption; hypocrisy; kathleensebelius; obama; obamacorruption; taxes; taxevasion

1 posted on 03/31/2009 4:03:56 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Obama Rezko Ayers Wright Richardson Clinton Blagoyevich Geithner Sebelius.........


2 posted on 03/31/2009 4:04:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (And oh, Hey! I've been travelin' on this road too long)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2219302/posts


3 posted on 03/31/2009 4:06:06 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (The only thing Obama is capable of running is his mouth...(with help from a teleprompter))
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To: St. Louis Conservative

That damn turdbo tax. Must be something in the democrat DNA that is unable to understand the program.

Geesh, all those pesky errors.


4 posted on 03/31/2009 4:06:25 PM PDT by dforest
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I’d like to know where all of these Obama tax cheats are getting the sudden flush to pay off these tax bills! Any ideas?


5 posted on 03/31/2009 4:06:28 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: St. Louis Conservative; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; ...

The List, ping


6 posted on 03/31/2009 4:07:26 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: penelopesire

He made a half a billion dollars last year I’m sure he can help


7 posted on 03/31/2009 4:07:59 PM PDT by wiseprince
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To: St. Louis Conservative

LOL

If you paid all your taxes you need not apply.

If however you have cheated your lying arse off then by all means go for it.

Democrats disgust me.


8 posted on 03/31/2009 4:08:21 PM PDT by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
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9 posted on 03/31/2009 4:08:49 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: penelopesire

Golly, it wouldn’t be anyone connected with the DNC now would it?


10 posted on 03/31/2009 4:09:24 PM PDT by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I caught this on Fox’s “Special Report With Bret Baier” and posted it 2 minutes after - Boy are you quick (quicker than I with more references!) Congrats!


11 posted on 03/31/2009 4:09:35 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
Obama seems to consort primarily with criminals.
12 posted on 03/31/2009 4:10:11 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
paid a total of $7,040 in back taxes and $878 in interest

The IRS has done away with penalties?

13 posted on 03/31/2009 4:10:16 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: razorback-bert

We peasants probably would get with them. The political elite don’t have to.


14 posted on 03/31/2009 4:11:15 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

How about this:

A tax code so easy even a politician can understand it


15 posted on 03/31/2009 4:11:46 PM PDT by wiseprince
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To: St. Louis Conservative

This is penny ante stuff. I got audited and I owed 4,000 more and I made some legitimate errors to owe 4,000 more which I paid.

For anyone who makes more than 400,000 a year, 7,000 in tax errors is not that big a deal.


16 posted on 03/31/2009 4:12:25 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: St. Louis Conservative

The official Obama appointee oath of office:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will admit my tax mistakes and pay any necessary back taxes without penalty and interest and without serving a prison sentence for tax fraud, so help me Obama.


17 posted on 03/31/2009 4:12:37 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Team Obama thinks they are all above the law.


18 posted on 03/31/2009 4:12:37 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Danae

“Golly, it wouldn’t be anyone connected with the DNC now would it?”

My guess is that is some of what is going on or direct deposits from folks like Soros Inc. Some of these tax cheats probably have a nice stash of cash already because they have been CHEATING ON THEIR TAXES...LOL.

I wonder too if they are paying penalties like the rest of us would have to pay!


19 posted on 03/31/2009 4:14:52 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: St. Louis Conservative

No wonder the democrats are gung-ho for raising taxes, they don’t bother to pay them in the first place so who cares what the rate is.


20 posted on 03/31/2009 4:15:57 PM PDT by james500
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To: wiseprince

Who made a half a billion dollars? Obama?


21 posted on 03/31/2009 4:16:29 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: penelopesire

Say, wouldn’t those things be considered gifts and taxable in and of themselves????

Cheating AGAIN! ROFL


22 posted on 03/31/2009 4:17:51 PM PDT by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: Danae

Excellent point! These people make me sick!


23 posted on 03/31/2009 4:19:31 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: penelopesire

yea

Remember, Saudis, Iraianians, Communist, socialist etc financed his campaign


24 posted on 03/31/2009 4:23:48 PM PDT by wiseprince
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To: BenLurkin

“Obama Rezko Ayers Wright Richardson Clinton Blagoyevich Geithner Sebelius.........”

We need an investigation of the IRS for Criminal Conspiracy to Defraud the Federal Government, or something like that. Obvious collusion with Democrat criminals.


25 posted on 03/31/2009 4:26:35 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (I'm studying Voodoo...curses cast daily. Landrieu be gone to the devil...)
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To: staytrue
This is penny ante stuff. I got audited and I owed 4,000 more and I made some legitimate errors to owe 4,000 more which I paid. For anyone who makes more than 400,000 a year, 7,000 in tax errors is not that big a deal.

Competent CPAs don't make those kind of mistakes.

ANYONE who makes 400K and doesn't have his taxes prepared by a CPA is a moron.

26 posted on 03/31/2009 4:27:16 PM PDT by sausageseller (http://coolblue.typepad.com/the_cool_blue_blog/)
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To: wiseprince

I believe they also financed his college education in America many moons ago too!


27 posted on 03/31/2009 4:27:24 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: St. Louis Conservative
The accountant discovered these errors:

_Charitable contributions over $250 are supposed to include an acknowledgment letter from the charity in order for a deduction to be taken. Out of 49 charitable contributions made, three letters couldn't be found.

_Sebelius and her husband sold their home in 2006 and then took a mistaken deduction for mortgage interest.

_Insufficient documentation was found for some business expense deductions.

An administration official said Sebelius filed the amended returns before her nomination papers were sent to the Senate Finance Committee. Sebelius advised the committee of the mistakes, and senators requested an explanation, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

In a letter to Sebelius, Baucus and Grassley wrote that they'd reviewed the three years of amended returns and “no additional items were identified that needed to be addressed.”

28 posted on 03/31/2009 4:45:06 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: texas booster

It doesn’t really matter what the reasons are. The idea of Obama tax cheats has already penetrated the public psyche. All that needs to be out there is news of another tax cheat, and it’s inflicting political damage. It probably won’t derail Sebelius, however it will be another wound.


29 posted on 03/31/2009 4:47:44 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: texas booster

[In a letter to Sebelius, Baucus and Grassley wrote that they’d reviewed the three years of amended returns and “no additional items were identified that needed to be addressed.”]

I believe 3 years is the statute of limitations for taxes. I’m sure that there are no errors in their previous 10 years of taxes.

Dirty, rotten scumbags - all of them.


30 posted on 03/31/2009 5:06:37 PM PDT by 43north (11.04.08: the day America committed voluntary suicide)
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To: wiseprince
"He made a half a billion dollars last year I’m sure he can help"

Yeah but a lot of that was raised thru Axelrod's Hole-in-the-Fence:

We've already forgotten the Intentionally turned-off credit card checks that allowed people to use bogus names with legitimate cards to hide how much individuals were actually giving. ($2,300 per credit card, rather than $2,300 per individual, because they are virtually untraceable).

31 posted on 03/31/2009 5:07:54 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama's got Bush's inheritance .......and now he wants your kids'.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Criminals. The entire RAT party is a bunch of criminals.


32 posted on 03/31/2009 5:24:54 PM PDT by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: 43north; St. Louis Conservative
I get paid to do taxes. Some mistakes are easy to make, others are a “wink wink”, and others are fraud.

The “charitable letter” normally is just a slip that is blank, and left to the individual to fill in. And “three bags of clothes” technically does not pass, but that is all that most people get from Goodwill, etc as receipts. If it was a cash contribution then they either need a letter, or ask the charity to resend the receipt.

Still, 52 donations over $250 is quite good for a democrat. Must have been to Planned Parenthood.

Claiming real estate taxes would be a harder mistake to make, unless they owned lots of homes that someone else managed for them. That would be a Schedule E deduction normally, not a Sched A deduction.

Insufficient documentation for business deductions is very common, especially for mileage claims. Look for a huge increase in audits of small businesses under the Big O.

Overall, small potatoes, but in any high profile job, like a GOVERNATOR, one doesn't claim anything that would give your political opponents ammo.

And I agree, the sheer number of fraudsters in O’s administration is breathtaking. They must think that they are above the little people they have sworn to represent.

33 posted on 03/31/2009 5:52:52 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

These people are very unpatriotic.


34 posted on 03/31/2009 6:26:10 PM PDT by 4Liberty (NO TAXATION WITHOUT DECERTIFICATION (of CA Public Unions)! NO to labor cartels - Yes to Free Trade!)
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