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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Alaska Concedes Travel Expense Reimbursements Are Taxable to Gov. Palin

As predicted on this blog (see prior posts below), and contrary to the pathetic tax opinion released by the McCain campaign, the Anchorage Daily News reports that state tax authorities now concede that the state erroneously failed to include over $16,000 of pre diem payments for travel expense reimbursements as income on Gov. Palin's W-2.  The payments were made to Governor Palin for expenses incurred while she lived in her home in Wasilla, Alaska.  The state plans to send Gov. Palin a revised W-2. Additional coverage:

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage: 

(Hat Tip: Bryan Camp, Francine Lipman, Tomas Simon, Sean Stegmaier.)

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Comments

Does this make Palin eligible for a cabinet post?

Posted by: AMTbuff | Feb 18, 2009 11:28:53 AM

Wow, so now she's eligible for a spot in Obama's Cabinet?

Posted by: TexasPatrick | Feb 18, 2009 5:24:07 PM