Another nominee, another tax problem:
Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama’s nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary, said in a letter obtained by the Associated Press that she made “unintentional errors” on her taxes and has corrected her returns from three different years.
In the letter, which was sent to senators and dated today, Sebelius wrote that she had made changes related to charitable contributions, business expenses and the sale of a home, according to the AP.
The wire service reports that she and her husband paid just over $7,000 in back taxes, along with $878 in interest, for the years 2005-2007.
CBS News has obtained Sebelius’ letter to the Senate Finance Committee. She writes in it that she and her husband hired a Certified Public Accountant to review their returns after her nomination and that the CPA uncovered the errors, after which they amended their returns.
On the charitable contributions front, she writes that she could not locate three acknowledgment letters out of her 49 charitable contributions in excess of $250, and thus eliminated those three deductions.
No, this isn’t as shocking at Daschle’s $140,000 tax problem, but that’s not the point. It’s important because we have, once again, another of Obama’s nominees hasn’t paid all of her taxes. This is becoming standard operating procedure for this administration that I will be surprised if Obama doesn’t have any more nominees with tax problems.
More at Hot Air.