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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tax Problems Again for HHS Nominee

The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog reports that Kathleen Sebelius has a small tax problem that has been corrected.  Sarah Rubenstein writes,

Sebelius, who testified yesterday before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, amended three years of tax returns to correct “unintentional errors,” paying back taxes and interest totaling just under $8,000, the WSJ reports. Those numbers are far below the $140,000 or so of back taxes and interest that were a big reason for Tom Daschle’s withdrawal from the HHS nomination. . .  .

Max Baucus, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and is a big player involved with health reform, put out a statement supporting Sebelius. “Congress is going to need a strong partner at the Department of Health and Human Services to achieve comprehensive health reform this year, and we have that partner in Governor Sebelius,” said Baucus, as quoted by Politico. . . .

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