She is stupid, a tax cheat, and a wonder the klannish relate to her.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by OPTIONAL777, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. February 5, 2010

    Palin's Taxes: Cabins On Sarah Palin's Land Have Never Been Assessed

    RACHEL D'ORO | 02/ 4/10 11:38 PM | AP

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Records show that Sarah Palin hasn't paid any property taxes on cabins that have been built on two backcountry plots partially owned by the former Alaska governor.

    There are no tax assessments for the two-story, house-sized cabins, a workshop and a sauna spotted Thursday in an aerial survey. Property taxes totaling $156.13 were paid on the land in 2009 – but that bill did not include anything for the structures because the local assessor didn't know about the new construction nearly 100 miles north of Anchorage.

    The issue has attracted the attention of local tax officials who conducted the scheduled aerial survey of properties in the area on Thursday. The area is accessible only by floatplane, snowmobile or four-wheeler.

    Dave Dunivan, the assessor for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, said such a survey had not been done there in five years, before construction started on the cabins.

    Palin's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, said it is not the responsibility of property owners to report structures that go up on their land.

    "It is the borough's job," he said in an e-mail. "The property taxes on this parcel are fully paid and have never been delinquent."

    Dunivan, however, said owners are required by state law to report any omissions or errors in their tax assessments. Often, the borough learns of new structures in remote areas when neighbors report them. Dunivan said no one has called the borough on the Palin lots, among many in the region to add structures, the flyover survey found.

    "Typically, if there are errors, we hear from owners," he said. "If there are omissions, we don't. Every once in a while we do have someone call us about omissions, but not often."

    The properties are located along Safari Lake – an undeveloped area located near Denali State Park – and owned by Palin, her husband Todd and a family friend, Scott Richter. According to borough records, the tax assessments are sent to Richter's post office box in Big Lake.

    There is no phone listing in Alaska for Richter and he could not be reached Thursday.

    The matter first appeared Wednesday on an Alaska political blog site, Mudflats, which has been critical of Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate. Palin resigned as governor last summer and has since written a best-selling memoir. She signed on as a Fox News commentator last month.

    "This is another blatant attempt to manufacture a story about the Palins following more defamatory swipes," Palin's spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

    Dunivan said a photo of a large cabin posted on the Mudflats site – and later reported on the Huffington Post Web site – is one of the structures spotted in the flyover.

    Van Flein said work is still being done on the cabins, but both are usable. He said construction began on one of the cabins in 2006, but he didn't know when construction started on the second one.

    The two parcels of land, separated by one lot, total 25 acres and had a combined value of $30,000 in 2007 through 2009, according to assessment records. Dunivan said the data collected in Thursday's survey will be calculated into 2010 assessment notices being mailed out at the end of the month.

    It's too soon to estimate how much the structures will increase the taxes due, Dunivan said.

    The cabins are the size of large homes rather than the average backcountry cabin, but square footage estimates were not immediately available.

    Local real estate broker, Claus Steigler, said most cabins in the area are closer to the 500-square-foot range. Because they are in a hard to reach area, they generally sell for only $40,000 to $60,000, including the land.

    One large log cabin reachable by road is listed at $229,000, but it's still on the market after two years, Steigler said.
  2. In an average day, how many hours do you think about Sarah Palin? 5? 6? I know you and other democrats think about her alot more than we republicans do.
  3. Lucrum


    So whats Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner done now?
  4. What does that have to do with the fact that the klannish beloved Sarah Palin is a tax cheat?

  5. 151


    As is frequently the case their is little proof she is a tax cheater. The post states she "partially owns" the cabins. Very likely the other partial owners were to handle the taxes.

    Maybe not maybe shes a huge cheat but that isnt proven.
  6. Partially owns means partially responsible to report errors, which she did not partially do...

    ....which would make her fully a tax cheat...

    Try telling the IRS or state tax collectors that it is not your fault because what you partially own you did not pay taxes for...

  7. Wallet


    So what if she is a tax cheat, does that disqualify her from politics? Half of the current administrations people have had tax problems, and the "Ooops I didn't know that, here's my check", response seems to have worked for all of them.

    I'm surprised that MSNBC's scathing find that Palin's husband was involved behind the scenes hasn't made the threads this weekend (here we go again), but that dog won't hunt either as past Democratic Heads have all had their spouses involved at much higher levels.

    Why does the left spend so much time on these issues?
  8. "So what if she is a tax cheat..."

    Please step back and read what you wrote again, and then ask yourself are you part of the solution, or part of the problem of corruption and hypocrisy in America?

    How can Palin be seen as a leader if her own family and tax situation is not in order?

  9. Wallet


    Please step back and apply that logic to those in Obama's circle that had similar tax problems.

    I'm not saying it's right, but the rule of measure needs to be the same on both sides of the issues.
  10. "Please step back and apply that logic to those in Obama's circle that had similar tax problems."

    The logical applies equally to the tax cheats in Obama's circle.

    However, that is not the topic is it?

    The topic is Sarah Palin being a tax cheater.

    Could you at least try to stay on topic, and not make this a:

    "Well, since so and so does it, then this person gets to do it."

    That is unprincipled thinking, and you don't want to be accused of being an unprincipled fuck, do you?

    #10     Feb 6, 2010