Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Following up on Saturday's post on Al Franken's tax troubles: press reports say that the Minnesota democratic senatorial candidate will be paying over $70,000 in taxes to several states to clear up the matter and blames his accountant for the problem:
"We paid taxes on every cent of income we ever had," Franken told AP. "What happened is our accountant made a mistake, and all of these are repercussions of that same mistake. His mistake was not understanding the law, the obligation to pay these state taxes." Following his accountant's advice, he said, he and his wife, Franni, paid their entire income tax bill to the city and state where they were living at the time.