May 09, 2008

al sharpton owes about one and a half million in back taxes and penalties

Saw this at Wyatt's and had to comment. That Sharpton is defiant in refusing to pay his taxes isn't new, the amount, however, is something else.  Sharpton is already spinning and demagoguing, calling it an effort by the government to silence him for doing...whatever the hell he does,

Now a U.S. attorney is investigating Mr. Sharpton's nonprofit group, a probe that an undeterred Mr. Sharpton brushes off as the kind of annoyance that civil rights figures have come to expect from the government.

"Whatever retaliation they do on me, we never stop," he told the AP. "I think that that is why they try to intimidate us."


Sharpton has been delinquent in paying both state taxes to New York and his federal taxes.  This is some serious change,

Mr. Sharpton's own debts include $365,558 owed in New York City income tax and $931,397 in unpaid federal income tax, according to a lien filed by the Internal Revenue Service last spring. His for-profit company, Rev. Al Communications, owes the state another $175,962 in delinquent taxes.

Keep that in mind next time Sharpton or one of his National Action Network tools calls for tax increases, soaking the rich and government programs like socialist medicine. 

This ought to be interesting, if Sharpton really does owe one and a half million and is delinquent in paying his taxes, he's got to be prosecuted, but are they going to to do it as aggressively they should?  Sharpton has been defiant in the face of these debts, and has largely gotten a pass.  Let's hope they finally hold him accountable for his tax evasion.

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