Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Senate Candidate Al Franken Pays $70,000 in Back Taxes

I just finished reading an article in the Atlantic about Al Franken's run for Senator from MN when I saw. Franken pays $70,000 back taxes, penalties "Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken, front-runner in the race to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, said on Tuesday that he has paid $70,000 in back taxes and penalties owed in 17 states, going back to 2003."

He says he trusted his accountant to get this right but of course when touring he earned income in many states and owed taxes in them. I can completely see screwing this up by accident. Sounds like otherwise he's complied with taxes and is making amends. Still, not a fun bump for the otherwise successful (so far) campaign.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The critical thing here is that he paid the taxes, but to the wrong states. He paid all his taxes to his state of residence instead of where he earned the money.