OUCH! Dear MSNBC, You Have A Tax Problem and It’s Not the President’s 2005 Return Either
A not so long time ago….. you remember when MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow broadcast the current President’s tax return. Take a note at the glaring hypocrisy of which MSNBC is not quick to mention.
Not quick to mention? How about not at all?
Pot meet kettle.
As Written By Jillian Kay Melchior for Heat Street:
MSNBC’s hosts have a tax problem.
MSNBC declined to comment, and none of the current or former tax debtors responded to requests for interviews sent through an MSNBC spokesperson.
The Rev. Al Sharpton — MSNBC’s Sunday morning host — easily comes in first place when it comes to “issues” with the taxman. He and his various entities—including several dissolved by New York for failure to pay taxes—currently owe about $1.5 million in state and federal taxes, interest and penalties, according to public records.
It’s a staggering sum, but down substantially from the $4.5 million in outstanding tax liens tallied by the New York Times two years ago. Sharpton has repeatedly said he’s worked out agreements with authorities to settle his tax debt, and a source close to him says he’s been paying it down aggressively, aware of how it may affect his legacy. The reverend has repeatedly called publicly for the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes.
Several other prominent MSNBC talking heads have settled their tax debt only after liens were filed.
In January 2016, New York filed a lien for more than $2,500 in back taxes against MSNBC daytime anchor Craig Melvin, which he didn’t settle until the final weeks of the year.
It’s not the first time Melvin has run into tax problems, either. In 2010, South Carolina — where he used to anchor local news — filed a tax warrant against him for more than $3,300, which has since been…….
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