Far-left Congresswoman AOC has now been hit with several outstanding tax warrants and related fines for allegedly dodging taxes in the state of New York.
As The Daily Caller reports:
New York state has hit Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with fines for dodging tax warrants filed against her former business five years ago.
The state filed a tax warrant against Brook Avenue Press — a children-oriented publishing house Ocasio-Cortez founded in 2012 — on July 6, 2017, to collect $1,618 in unpaid corporate taxes, the Washington Examiner reported. The tax warrant has increased 52% to cost $2,461 due to the representative not paying the taxes.
New York issues tax warrants if businesses “fail to timely resolve” their debt and do not respond to their notices and will proceed with “further collection action,” according to the New York Department of Taxation and Finance.
The state filed the tax warrant nearly two months after she launched her campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives against former Democratic New York Rep. Joe Crowley, the Examiner reported. A representative for the Bronx County Clerk’s Office told the outlet that the warrant remains open.
NEW: New York state slapped a $1,618 tax warrant against AOC's defunct business, Brook Avenue Press, five years ago today.
— Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) July 6, 2022
AOC’s office claimed in response that the warrants were issued ‘in error’ and that the congresswoman is ‘in the process of contesting’ the warrant.
AOC has been vocal about her support for higher tax rates for high earners in the past.