Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: IRS files $800,000 lien on '04 Kerry campaign
Posted on 06/02/2009 10:48:25 PM PDT by pissant
The Internal Revenue Service has filed a tax lien seeking more than $800,000 from Sen. John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, escalating a dispute over payroll taxes that the lawmaker's office blames on faulty government paperwork.
The episode has left a candidate who fell just a few percentage points short of winning the White House trying to convince the government's tax collector that his campaign already paid the taxes and doesn't owe any more.
The IRS filed the lien in the District of Columbia earlier this year, claiming that a previous attempt to collect the money was unsuccessful. "We have made a demand for payment of this liability, but it remains unpaid," the tax filing stated.
The IRS is taking action more than a year after the campaign closed its books and sent nearly $200,000 in leftover presidential campaign money to Mr. Kerry's Senate election fund.
Mr. Kerry's office said the IRS claim is erroneous and that the campaign paid its taxes correctly in 2004 when the Massachusetts Democrat challenged President Bush and lost.
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take them to the cleaners
Can’t his wife just just write a check...from petty cash?
I think she can. Trouble comes in getting her to sign the check...... Quid Pro Quo can be a BITCH. Pun intended.
Note to self: buy Gin and raisin stocks.
“take them to the cleaners”
You are suggesting a punitive resolution?
Require the Boston fire hydrant be moved back to its previous location.
how about an $800,000 fine AND move the hydrant back
Geitner will cave.
According to the democrats the rich should pay more taxes. Right Kerry?
“how about an $800,000 fine AND move the hydrant back”
Said Resident and Guests having to manipulate around said hydrant would satisfy as a perpetual reminder (in addition to paying for same)
Hunts or Heinz?
Gee whiz, the IRS going after a democrat. I have to look outside to see if any pigs are flying...
So what did he do that pissed off Zero? You know if he was on his good side this would have been filed. Perhaps a tit for tat message he’s sending based on the Gitmo vote?
“I threw the check over the White House fence.”
The King is seeking to cause trouble for his potential challengers in 2012.
And Hillary (as far as we have been able to determine) did not file an amended IRS return after the FEC determined in Dec. 2005 that her campaign hid over $700,000. A new FEC complaint was filed recently with a demand that the FEC reopen the investigation and set aside her secret immunity agreement.