Report: Farmer failed to pay taxes on vehicle

Report: Farmer failed to pay taxes on vehicle

Report: Farmer failed to pay taxes on vehicle

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Associated Press

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 7:48 AM


LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer didn't report or pay taxes for six years on his personal use of a state vehicle, even after multiple warnings from state auditors.


Farmer, who is running for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor, plans to get amended wage and tax statements and have an undetermined sum of money deducted from his paychecks in coming months to compensate retroactively for his past failure to pay, his spokesman, Bill Clary, told The Lexington Herald-Leader.


An attorney for the state auditor's office wrote a letter Monday to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and Kentucky Revenue Department about the issue.


Farmer is the running mate of state Senate President David Williams for the May 17 primary.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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