Urbin Report

Monday, April 28, 2008

Franken's Tax problems

democrat Al Franken, former SNL writer and performer, is running for the US Senate on the typical democrat platform of more taxes on top of higher taxes.

However, it seems he has trouble paying his taxes.

On Friday, Franken's campaign manager, Andy Barr, declined to say whether Franken had paid taxes on earnings in California between 2003 and 2007. He said Franken's accountant is working with California officials to sort things out.

The latest Republican charge that Franken's taxes there have gone unpaid comes in the wake of earlier disclosures that Franken failed to pay workers' compensation and disability premiums in New York and botched the dissolution of his California corporation. Since then, Franken has paid more than $25,000 in fines to New York and still owes more than $4,700 in corporate taxes and fines to California.


Note to democrats, instead of raising taxes on everyone, how about you get your rich members to pay their 'fair share' first.


UPDATE
: More details at Hot Air.
Al Franken’s corporation got decertified by California for failing to pay its taxes. Since Al Franken served as the COO and apparently the CEO of the corporation, he had the responsibility for keeping up with the taxes and filing requirements in California. Despite whether the information came out from Republican research — or as Lady Logician notes, an independent new-media researcher who formerly worked within the state GOP — it doesn’t change the fact that Franken is an apparent tax dodger.