“Queen AOC” often calls for see higher taxes on the rich to pay for her socialist dreams.
But it looks like she may have a tax problem of her own.
A recent Fox News report alleges that AOC has an unpaid tax bill:
It’s left over from a failed business venture, and hasn’t been paid in 7 years.
Apparently, Ocasio-Cortez founded Brook Avenue Press back in 2012. It was a publishing house that was supposed to promote artists and writers in urban areas.
But it didn’t work out; public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016. This can happen when a business doesn’t pay corporate taxes or files a tax return, so perhaps that’s where this outstanding IRS debt comes in:
The state Tax Department then filed a warrant against her now-defunct business on July 6, 2017, over a $1,618.36 unpaid bill.
As of Friday, the tax warrant had still not been satisfied, and the outstanding balance had grown to $2,088.78, the department said.
Seven long years and AOC hasn’t paid up, according to this report.
Now, AOC spokeswoman Lauren Hitt says the socialist representative “is still in the process of contesting the tax warrant.”
AOC believes the Tax Department kept trying to collect the franchise tax “in error,” and therefore she doesn’t owe them any back taxes.
But a spokesman for AOC’s main competition, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, believes otherwise. Said Hank Sheinkopf:
She just thinks she’s better than everyone else. Clearly, she’s worse.
Ouch! And that’s coming from a Democrat.
We’ll have to wait for this tax issue to be resolved, but right now the IRS seems to be claiming AOC is refusing to pay up.
She could be right—the state could’ve made a mistake. God knows, the IRS is hardly an error-free organization.
And it’s not a ton of money, either. Even so, this does open the rookie congresswoman up to more suspicion…
Could this be another blow to her potentially wavering reputation?
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Source: Fox News