Ooops. Via New York Post.
ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis told Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Sunday that her group “absolutely pays its taxes.” Not true: The IRS and Louisiana’s taxmen have imposed nearly $2 million in liens against ACORN for failing to fork over taxes at its New Orleans national headquarters.
The IRS recently filed a $548,000 lien against the group, and Louisiana state tax officials have slapped $334,000 in liens on ACORN since last October.
At the Orleans Parish Clerk of Courts Office, Pelican researcher Steve Beatty found a Sept. 3 IRS filing showing that “Elysian Fields Corp., Inc., Alter Ego of ACORN” skipped five quarterly withholding-tax payments — covering income, Social Security and Medicare levies — in 2005-08, and made no federal unemployment-tax payments for the fourth quarters of 2007 and 2008.
Just to be clear. ACORN deducted the money from their employees paychecks and kept the money.
This is big news right now – why wasn’t it all the other times? According to the American Spectator.
The most egregious example is the fact that more than 200 federal, state, and local tax liens adding up to more than $3 million have been filed against the ACORN network since 1989. All of these liens, which are only issued by creditor tax agencies after a tax debt has become seriously delinquent, are associated with ACORN’s 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue address in New Orleans, Louisiana. That address is the official headquarters for nearly 300 ACORN-affiliated groups.
Just another ‘member’ of the Obama administration not paying taxes – surprise anyone?
Copies Actual Tax Liens.
Federal Tax Lien – $548,213.25 – Filed September 3, 2009
State Tax Lien 1 – $306,702.73 – Filed October 29, 2008
State Tax Lien 2 – $26,036.01 – Filed November 24, 2008
State Tax Lien 3 – $1,382.69 – Filed July 2, 2009