Huntsville City Councilman Will Culver voted to raise your taxes BUT doesn’t pay his taxes…

The American media is constantly trying to downplay the scandals that plague Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton by using phraseology like “Republicans pounce on Clinton’s private server”. AL.com appears to being doing a similar thing with Councilman Will Culver latest issue…

Headline:

Challenger says Huntsville city council president owes back taxes

Story:

Meredith made the accusation at a Thursday morning press conference at the Huntsville Municipal Complex.

Meredith said Culver’s tax issues are even more egregious since he voted to support a 1 cent sales tax increase the council passed in 2013.

“Raising taxes on hard-working citizens of Huntsville while refusing to pay his own for six consecutive years is the height of hypocrisy,” Meredith said.

Culver, at his own press conference Thursday afternoon, said he believed voters would be understanding of his situation. He said he has paid some of his taxes, just not all of his taxes.

It is not an accusation, it is a fact and Culver’s reasoning makes zero sense…

We all are taxpaying citizens and I know unequivocally that the general public understands, especially when you are self-employed and some of those situations,” Culver said. “This is not something where I have failed to pay taxes or refusing to live up to my tax obligation. This is a process that is in the negotiation stage as we speak.”

Meredith provided reporters with a two-page federal tax lien form that indicated unpaid balance totaling $44,873.26 over a six-year span from 2007-2012. The liens range from a high of $11,237.20 in 2007 to a low of $2,257.63 in 2011.

“We would never say that information is incorrect,” Culver said. “What we are saying is it does not accurately reflect the amount of taxes that we actually owed. If you do not file a year of tax returns, the IRS will impute your tax liability and with that will come astronomical penalties for under-filing, filing late and interest that accrued and that’s what has happened.

“If you were to go back right now to 2007-2008 and take off the penalties and interest and see what the real dollar amount is, you would see it would not be anything remotely close to what you have seen on the tax liens.”

But the whole thing reads like it is just an accusation…

WAAY-TV does this too

Strong allegations are coming out about current Huntsville city council president Will Culver.

On August 11, 2016, in a press conference, Culver’s opponent’s for District 5, John Meredith, claimed Culver owes 6 years worth of taxes. He gave out federal tax liens that he said show Culver didn’t pay his taxes from 2007 to 2012, and owes the IRS more than $44,000.

WHNT, needing a tit-for-tat, tosses in the “they are stealing my signs” story…

Meredith handed out copies of two federal tax lien notices filed with the Madison County Probate Court. The records date from 2012 and 2015 and show Culver, listed as self-employed, owing a total of $44,873. The listed unpaid balances begin in 2007 and run annually until 2012.

Meanwhile, Culver, who represents City Council District 5, held a press conference Thursday afternoon, decrying the theft of more than $3,000 worth of campaign signs. Culver said his presence has been effectively erased from his district due to large number of signs being stolen Aug. 6-7.

Will Gattis respond?

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