Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sebelius pays over $7,000 in back taxes and penalties

Hmm...this sounds familiar...Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Barack Obama's nominee to be Health and Human Services Secretary, has tax problems.

The Kansas governor explained the changes to senators in a letter dated Tuesday that was obtained by The Associated Press. She said they involved charitable contributions, the sale of a home and business expenses.

She and her husband paid a total of $7,040 in back taxes and $878 in interest to amend returns from 2005-2007.

Several Obama administration nominees have been derailed by tax issues, notably the president's first nominee for HHS secretary, former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle. He withdrew from consideration while apologizing for failing to pay $140,000 in taxes and interest.

Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., quickly issued a statement supporting Sebelius' nomination.

Isn't that special, Max?

Sebelius' husband, Gary, is a federal magistrate judge.

Which Obama appointee is next?

Related posts:

Sebelius takes HHS job, leaves Kansas in a mess

Archbishop to Obama veep candidate Sebelius: Stop taking Communion

UPDATED: Gov. Sebelius' son's "Don't Drop the Soap" prison board game

Marathon Pundit's My Kansas Kronikles

Technorati tags:

No comments: