Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez owes unpaid taxes, could face jail time

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez owes unpaid taxes, could face jail time
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Twitter video screen grab)

[Ed. – Combined with her campaign violations, she could be looking at some serious jail time.]

It’s hypocrisy at its finest.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is all about passing huge tax hikes on the wealthy.

But the freshman lawmaker should probably start by taking care of her own unpaid tax bill… and then get her own legal troubles under control.

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According to public records, she still owes New York $1,870.36 in corporate taxes for Brook Avenue Press, a company she founded in 2012 to publish children’s books in The Bronx.

On July 6, 2017, the state slapped her company with a warrant.  It was two months after she announced her candidacy to run against Democrat incumbent Joe Crowley for the district that includes parts of Queens and The Bronx.

The state requires businesses to pay a corporate tax on a sliding scale that goes based on revenue.  In this case, her company was dissolved in October 2016 – something that often happens when a business fails to file a return or pay corporate taxes.

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