September 30, 2010
IRS Files $500k Tax Lien Against Al SharptonThe IRS on Tuesday filed a $538,652 lien against Al Sharpton with the New York City Register's office for taxes assessed in 2009. Mr. Sharpton and his lawyer disputed the accuracy of the lien, since he was granted an extension of time to October 15 to file his 2009 tax return. (Detroit News, New York Post) Mr. Sharpton's civil rights group, National Action Network, also faces serious tax difficulties.
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The Rev. Al Sharpton usually gets headlines for events that he stages. This time, though, the attention is not the kind that anyone wants. The IRS this week filed a $538,652 lien against Sharpton in connection with what Uncle Sam says are unpaid taxes ... [Read More]
Tracked on Oct 1, 2010 2:36:36 PM
Or would it only be racist if a Republican was President?
Posted by: wikiwiki | Sep 30, 2010 2:03:30 PM
I'm a long way from an Al Sharpton fan, but I too an relying on an October 15 extension for my 2009 taxes. My mystification how the IRS can do this is vindication of my policy of having my returns prepared professionally.
Posted by: Tex the Pontificator | Sep 30, 2010 2:06:41 PM
Tex, Sharpton, who is a court-certified malicious liar (remember Tawanna Brawley and the subsequent libel suit Sharpton lost?) may owe fines from prior years...IRS may simply be fed up with him.
It's a good thing the DOJ isn't charged with enforcing IRS regs...
Posted by: Geezer | Sep 30, 2010 2:24:06 PM
An extension for filing taxes doesn't come with an extension for paying taxes.
Posted by: Pat in Colorado | Sep 30, 2010 2:49:24 PM
YOU A RACIST for making me pay back taxes!!
Posted by: Chris Bolts Sr | Sep 30, 2010 2:53:55 PM
Since federal tax liens don't pop up overnite, this must relate to a much earlier tax liability, not that of 2009.
Posted by: Skip | Sep 30, 2010 3:29:43 PM
Does anyone recall whether Big Al was a Hillary supporter?
Posted by: MommaRed | Sep 30, 2010 3:33:36 PM
It says for taxes ASSESSED in 2009. The lien should specify what taxes and periods the assessment is for, probably not 2009 1040 taxes if Sharpton filed an extension. And if these taxes were assessed in 2009 but the IRS didn't get around to filing a lien until Sept 2010, Sharpton has had ample time to resolve the matter. But then again, Sharpton is a liar and a demagogue and in essence a cheap hustler. What amazes me is how many years this guy has been taken seriously and regarded as anything but a form of human debris.
Posted by: Fed guy | Sep 30, 2010 5:02:03 PM
disputed the lien? no kidding. If the IRS went after a politically favored person such as Sharpton can you imagine what the REAL number actually is? Some numbers are too hard to ignore....
Posted by: Optimus Primed | Sep 30, 2010 5:24:46 PM
Does this mean Al's up for a cabinet position?
Posted by: jc | Sep 30, 2010 5:42:28 PM
I thought high ranking Democrats and their supporters didn't have to pay taxes.
Taxes are just for those dumb "clingers" in the heartland
Posted by: Bonzo | Sep 30, 2010 5:44:04 PM
No doubt, the lien is filed for taxes assessed for years prior to 2009 and for which this demagogue has had ample opportunity to address. This proves the claim that just because one calls himself a Reverend doesn't make him honest. Some people get wealthy off racial politics and then don't want to pay the tax on their wealth. Shame on you Reverend Al.
Posted by: Shotgun | Sep 30, 2010 5:52:38 PM
IRS Files $500k Tax Lien Against Al Sharpton
That fat clown will never pay a dime; and no politician whether Democrat or Republican has the gumption to put his butt in jail!
Posted by: patch | Sep 30, 2010 5:56:38 PM
Doesn't he get a reparations deduction, or something?
Seriously, though, Obama hired 16,500 more IRS agents in order to audit more people and squeeze higher taxes out of taxpayers. That Al Sharpton got caught in the Obama net (designed to snare rich Repubs like Romney, Cheney, etc.) is quite ironic....
Posted by: GK | Sep 30, 2010 6:18:48 PM
500K? I think they forgot a 0.
Posted by: bandit | Oct 1, 2010 9:11:36 AM