Skip to comments.Sebelius paid over $7,000 in back taxes
Posted on 03/31/2009 4:38:24 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Sebelius paid over $7,000 in back taxes By: Carrie Budoff Brown March 31, 2009 06:31 PM EST
Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius has paid back taxes of more than $7,000 stemming from "unintentional errors" revealed during her accountant's review of recent tax returns.
The White House on Tuesday released a letter Sebelius sent to the Senate Finance Committee, detailing how she lacked some proper paperwork in accounting for charitable donations and business expenses. The Kansas governor also mistakenly claimed a deduction on her mortgage interest.
Sebelius was nominated for health secretary after President Barack Obamas first choice, former Sen. Tom Daschle, dropped out after failing to pay income taxes on free limo rides provided by a friend and Democratic donor.
In attempt to show he didn't consider her nomination in jeopardy, committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) issued a statement at the same time calling for quick action on Sebelius bid to serve as health secretary.
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How does this happen? Do they get audited during vetting?
Funny how republicans seem to not have ANY issues paying taxes. This seems to be a very partisan problem on the part of the democrat elites.
Trust me. If any R’s would have had any tax issues AT ALL, we would have heard about it during the past few months....
Yeah, sure. They are always unintentional until they get caught. Ah, what were the fines and penalties?
So....she’s a Democrat.....they don’t have to pay taxes....UNTIL they’re caught.
Damn, Turbo Tax Software strikes again. Our taxman called today, said my Mom has to write a check for 998.00 in taxes..I told her not to pay it..just say if your caught, that she used Turbo Tax and it must have screwed up lol
I wouldn’t pay it, although if you send it in under the ACCOUNTANTS doing....you’ll be in a tough spot if you don’t.
This is working out pretty well. If Obama keeps nominating people for government posts then the back taxes they’re forced to pay could make a dent in his deficit.
I’m shocked, shocked, do you hear me?
Is there ANY nObama-lini appointment that HASN’T had to “adjust” their taxes???
“unintentional errors” = Bull CRAP
Okay.... I get it. Now, I am re-registering and joining the Don’t Empty My Only Cash Register At This-time (DEMOCRAT)!
There's got to be a class action lawsuit in there somewhere!
why is it when I make a mistake on my return the IRS nails me every time?
I’m talking $300 or $400. These are legitimate mistakes but somehow they always figure it out...and I’m OK with that.
But how do the Dems get away with it? I think Kathy is toast and why would the great state of Kansas want her back?
Our deficit would be wiped out IF Democrats paid their taxes.
Sebelius said she sold her home in Topeka, Kan., for an amount less than the outstanding balance on the mortgage. She continued paying off the loan and the interest for which they continued to claim a deduction.Here is the question:
Another loan for home improvements was treated similarly, she wrote.