Matt Morgan was hit with federal liens by the Internal Revenue Service in 2011 for failing to $36,803 in taxes dating to 2004, according to court records. He and his wife have been paying the IRS monthly for the back taxes for years, and “we’ve never missed a payment,” he said.
Why is this relevant? If he can’t manage his own taxes, still owing thousands to the IRS, how can he possibly manage taxpayer dollars and a budget over 30 millions dollars
Based on research conducted by the Orlando Political Observer, Matt Morgan failed to pay more than $30,000 in taxes dating back to 2004,. According to official IRS documents, the wrestler was subjected to a Federal Tax Lien for unpaid tax balances.
It appears Morgan has attempted to pay some delinquent taxes that was separate that was in his name and his wife’s. We found a Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien for taxes owed in 2005 and 2010. No supporting documentation to show the other remaining tax balances was found. According to the IRS, a tax lien is imposed when an individual fails to pay property or income taxes. The liens issued for Morgan specified unpaid balances for Form 1040, which indicates a failure by Morgan to pay income tax.
According to our research, the amounts of unpaid taxes by year are as follows:
2004 – $3,098 in unpaid taxes
2005 – $3,684 in unpaid taxes
2007 – $794 in unpaid taxes
2008 – $8,642 in unpaid taxes
2009 – $20,584 in unpaid taxes
When the OPO reached out to Matt Morgan, the candidate cited $30,000 of elective IVF treatment he and his wife underwent in 2009. Morgan wrote in an email, “In 2009 we went through 2 bouts of IVF trying to have a child and were charged over $30,000.” However, by 2009 Morgan was already subjected to tax lien’s totaling $16,000 in unpaid taxes prior to those treatments being sought.
When pressed, Morgan shed some light on part of his motivation for running for office, mentioning a video diary that he was doing for the USA today, which is “going to be on their website whether I win or lose this election. And it includes everything that I am doing every single day, I’m supposed to be recording it as it pertains to my first time experience in running.”
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