New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez likes to tell everyone that they have to pay their “fair share” of taxes.
After all, how could her socialist policies exist if she did not squeeze every drop of your income possible?
But when it comes to paying her own “fair share” the socialist sweetheart does not appear to practice what she preaches.
A book company that she started in 2012 named Brook Avenue Press, still owes the state of New York $1,870.36 in taxes, The New York Post reported.
The state slapped the company with a warrant on July 6, 2017, two months after Ocasio-Cortez announced her candidacy to run against Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley for the district that encompasses parts of Queens and The Bronx.
The state requires businesses to pay a corporation tax on a sliding scale based on revenue. The minimum payment last year was $25…
Public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016, which can happen when a business fails to pay corporate taxes or file a return.
The state Tax Department won’t comment on individual companies but typically files warrants as a last resort after trying to collect money.
Is Ocasio Cortez a hypocrite?
A New York accountant told The Post that “The company probably got numerous letters from the state and probably ignored them.”
But Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesman, Corbin Trent, said that the Bronx and Queens representative had no idea she owed the taxes.
“This is the first we’re hearing of it, and we won’t have any additional comment until we look into it,” he said.
The company relied on cheap office space in a city-subsidized program to help small businesses in The Bronx.
Called the Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator, the program was housed in a renovated former printing plant in Hunts Point, where rates for office spaces and tech services in 2012 averaged between $99 for a “virtual office” and $275 per month for local start-ups.
Ocasio-Cortez was featured on the city’s website for the incubator, and The National Hispanic Institute named her a social entrepreneur in residence.
“You see a huge return on your investment here,” a 22-year-old Ocasio-Cortez told a reporter in July 2012. “People pay $500 an hour for consulting that we get for free by the water cooler.”
Taxes for thee, but not for me. https://t.co/VNetdIt1jw
— Alex VanNess (@thealexvanness) March 10, 2019
No different than the rest.
Company founded by Ocasio-Cortez in 2012 still owes $1,870 in taxeshttps://t.co/KfIuq8w9R7
— Ed Paolino (@mredmondp) March 10, 2019
REPORT: Company founded by Ocasio-Cortez still owes unpaid state taxes https://t.co/kSOqSxhGvx
— Vixens Vault (@VixensVault) March 10, 2019
Company founded by @RepAOC in 2012 still owes $1,870 in taxes – Why isn’t this a shock? Maybe while the #dems are looking at #Trump’s taxes they should look at hers. Did she disclose this on her #FEC report? https://t.co/brXN8k8xgA
— Jack Kingston (@JackKingston) March 10, 2019
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