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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 10:54 AM
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Did Palin evade federal taxes by filing for and then receiving "per diems" she was ineligible for?
Edited on Tue Sep-09-08 11:08 AM by kpete
Palin and taxes (hers, not Alaskans)

However, there is another potentially explosive issue that demands serious investigation in this matter. According to the IRS, per diems may only be paid for business travel "away from home." Other payments from an employer would apparently be taxable as ordinary income.

Did Governor Palin evade federal taxes by filing for and then receiving "per diems" she was ineligible to receive, and then by not paying taxes on those payments?

We can't know the answer to the question yet because Palin hasn't released her tax returns. She may have paid the taxes of course. But even if she did the question would remain as to whether submitting for reimbursements for nights spent at home is permissible under Internal Revenue Service Rules.

more at:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/michaeltomasky/...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 10:59 AM
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1. Where ARE those tax records anyways?! nt
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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 11:02 AM
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2. She should be turned into the IRS for them to investigate
This would be icing on the cake.
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 11:14 AM
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5. You should turn her in
You'd get a percentage of what they collect from her
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 11:03 AM
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3. She is committing tax fraud.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 11:07 AM
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4. According to the IRS, per diems may only be paid for business travel "away from home."
I find it hard to believe that she would not have paid taxes on this money. Holy cow, that is basic. Surely she uses a CPA to file her taxes?

Release the tax returns now, Sarah. What are you hiding?
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 11:17 AM
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6. Her husband probably does the returns for the family.
I'm sure he is as honest as the day is long. :eyes:

Once the sun sets watch out for your teeth.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 11:18 AM
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7. Geee... I wonder if the McCain campaign vetted her tax returns?
Edited on Tue Sep-09-08 11:18 AM by LiberalFighter
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Chloroplast Donating Member (723 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-09-08 11:49 AM
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8. Is there an honest bone in Sarah's body?
Tax evasion, earmarks, cronyism...she learned a lot from Stevens before she 'threw the book at him'.
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