John on March 30, 2009 at 8:21 am
Treasury Department officers say Sharpton owed $351,798 from 2007, according to a document filed March 3 with the New York County Register Office.
This unpaid balance — a potential mix of back taxes and penalties — comes on top of a federal lien filed last Nov. 13 for $1,367,521 covering tax years 2005 and 2006.
All the liens are filed as “1040″ or personal income tax and listed his address as 680 Madison Ave. — the uber-swanky Helmsley Carlton House where Sharpton resides.
Last July, Sharpton cut a deal with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn to end a longstanding criminal probe of his finances that reportedly encompassed his personal fortune, his quixotic 2004 presidential campaign spending and the National Action Network, his advocacy group.
Meanwhile, Sharpton also owes the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, which was not part of the July settlement, $884,669, according to two liens covering years 2002 through 2006.
Hardy said those debts are being addressed.
Sharpton reportedly earns $750,000 a year hosting a syndicated radio talk show. He also collects anywhere from $15,000 to $20,000 per lecture and $2,000 per church sermon. On top of that, Sharpton does “consulting” work for corporations.
This guy is a crock and a crook, yet for reasons I still can’t fathom the left seems to adore him.
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