Al Sharpton loves being at the center of attention.
Every time there’s an issue that could in any way be construed as racially sensitive, Sharpton’s there, ready to tell the world just how unhappy he is with said issue.
His willingness to absorb the limelight and advocate for “poor blacks” has given him notoriety…as well as helped to produce a financial windfall.
So how is it that this millionaire could be in deep, deep tax debt?
And the bigger question is why hasn’t he been prosecuted for his unwillingness to pay up?
Sharpton might want to be a bit more forthcoming in the future, especially as word about his inability to pay his taxes makes it out into the open. Even The New York Times took a spotlight to his financial records.
New York state says Sharpton owes them $916,000 from tax liens placed from 2008-10. Sharpton claims he’s paid them, state officials say otherwise. In fact, it’s estimated that Sharpton owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes, all of these are being disputed by The Reverend.
Maybe the dispute has become an issue because Sharpton’s tax records have an odd way of never being completely in order.
That might have something to do with the two fires his tax records were eaten up by.
As Forbes reports:
Indeed, on two prior occasions he suffered inconvenient fires that destroyed records.
It’s a little like the crash of Lois Lerner’s hard drive. Those fires destroyed Mr. Sharpton’s financial records just as he was about to turn them over to officials. And records are key to tax disputes. As Mr. Sharpton works though his tax problems with or without records, he appears to have a suit made of Teflon, even when it comes to taxes.
How is it that one of the leading progressives could possibly display such a high tax burden?
Some would say it has do with how he handles his businesses and non-profits. According to some sources, Sharpton pays for everything out of his entities’ accounts. Meaning Sharpton uses his businesses to pay for personal expenses.
That’s not a healthy practice at all…as Forbes notes, this is “blurring one of the most important lines in the tax law.”
Well maybe that’s because Sharpton feels like he’s above the law. Many leftists have these opinion of themselves.
You can see it day after day as you watch Obama in the office of President stepping over the line. Sharpton must feel he’s a lot like his brother in office.
While he would advocate that every American pay their taxes to contribute to the betterment of the country, he’s out there hobnobbing with political elites and forcing you to cover is unpaid taxes.
Not exactly fair is it?
It’s never about what’s fair. The mantra of the left might as well be “Do as I say, not as I do.” Sharpton is the perfect example to bad living.