President Biden has repeatedly called on wealthy individuals and businesses to cough up more money in taxes, even as Biden family members They repeatedly failed to pay their own taxes.
Fox News Digital reported Monday that Ashley Biden, the president’s daughter, owes more than $5,000 in income taxes, according to a tax lien. She is the latest in a string of Bidens to have faced such situations over the years.
“The scale has nothing to do with Hunter, but…Joe constantly talks about how rich and connected people don’t pay their fair share and can afford to pay more, and it turns out that his two living children don’t “Haven’t paid their taxes.” Garrett Ziegler, founder of the nonprofit Marco Polo and a former aide to President Trump, told Fox News Digital.
“This is just another example of the Bidens’ negligence,” he said. “You’d think they’d be a little more careful when you’re the first American family to make sure they don’t have tax liens on you, especially heading into an election year.”
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue in Philadelphia County notified Ashley Biden on December 1 of her unpaid taxes. The privilege indicated that the start date was January 1, 2015, when Joe Biden was vice president in the Obama administration, and it ended on January 1, 2021, just days before he took office as president .
Meanwhile, Hunter Biden allegedly carried out a multi-year scheme to avoid paying $1.4 million in federal taxes while living a indulgent lifestyle this included spending heavily on escorts and illegal drugs, according to his California indictment on nine tax-related charges.
Special counsel David Weiss said he “engaged in a four-year plan to not pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes he owed for the years of 2016 to 2019 taxation, from January 2017 or around October 15, 2020 or around this date”. , and to escape the imposition of taxes for the 2018 tax year when he filed false returns around February 2020″, i.e. in the middle of his father’s presidential campaign.
Weiss added that, in “continuation of this scheme,” Hunter Biden “hijacked the payroll and tax withholding process of his own company, Owasco, PC by taking millions” from the company “outside the payroll and tax withholding process that it was designed. to perform.”
Hunter Biden allegedly “spent millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle rather than paying his tax bills” and, in 2018, “stopped paying his unpaid and delinquent taxes for the 2015 tax year.”
Fox News Digital Previously reported that Hunter’s “sugar brother” lawyer, Kevin Morris, loaned Hunter more than $2 million to help him pay his overdue taxes and also flew him to Arkansas earlier this year on his jet private for his child support hearing in Arkansas.
However, Hunter still faces up to 17 years in prison if convicted.
Hunter and Ashley are not alone, as several other members of the Biden family have also faced tax issues. President Biden’s brother, James Biden, previously had at least five liens filed against him between 1995 and 2015, including one for $589,095, the Washington Free Beacon reported in 2020.
President Biden’s other brother, Frank Biden, previously had at least three tax liens for unpaid income taxes. President Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, and her husband, John Owens, have faced at least five tax liensincluding one in the amount of $229,749 in 1990, according to the Free Beacon.
Despite his family’s tax problems, President Biden has repeatedly said appeals to the rich to pay their fair share of taxes and promised to crack down on “tax evaders”.
“Corporations need to pay their fair share of taxes,” Biden said on social media in November 2019. “I will cancel Trump’s giveaway to the very rich and corporations because it’s time to reward work, not only wealth.”
“As president, I will ensure that big corporations and the very wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, then invest that money in growing a stronger, more inclusive middle class,” he said. -he writes a few weeks later, in December 2019.
Biden persisted with these calls throughout his presidency and, at one point, proposed doubling the number of Internal Revenue Service workers to target tax evaders.
“The President’s compliance proposals aim to ameliorate existing inequities by focusing on high-end tax evasion,” the Treasury Department wrote in a report, according to Politico.
“These unpaid taxes come at a cost to American households and taxpayers who comply with the rules, as policymakers choose to increase deficits, cut spending on needed priorities, or further tax increases to make up for the loss income.”
Biden also said paying higher taxes was “patriotic” and regularly pointed the finger at the wealthy.
“For too long we’ve had an economy that gives every opportunity in the world to those who need it least. It’s time to grow the economy from the bottom up,” Biden said a few months after entering office. office and called on the rich to pay their “fair share” of taxes.
“I’m a capitalist, but just pay your fair share,” Biden said during his State of the Union address this year.
The White House, Frank Biden, Valerie Biden Owens and James Biden did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment. Ashley Biden did not respond to a previous request for comment.
Jamie Joseph and Aubrie Spady of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.