August 20, 2014

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NEW TV AD: Asa Hutchinson Cheated On His Taxes, Lied About It When He Got Caught

Jobs and Opportunity, an organization affiliated with the Democratic Governors Association, today released a new television ad highlighting how Congressman Asa Hutchinson cheated on his taxes and lied about it when the truth came out. The spot, “Wasn’t Enough,” reflects how as a D.C. lobbyist, member of Congress, and registered Virginia voter, Hutchinson lost touch with Arkansas values a long time ago.

“Congressman Hutchinson pocketed illegal tax credits on his multiple homes and avoided the penalties for doing so for years,” said Jobs and Opportunity spokesman Danny Kanner. “While his cheating and slick talk to get out of it may be how the lobbyists like Hutchinson play the game in Washington, it shows just how out of touch he is with Arkansas values. It’s time for Hutchinson to come clean about his taxes and tell the truth to Arkansans.”

Watch the ad here: http://youtu.be/Ih52COpKAfA

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  In Arkansas, the law allows one tax credit on one home. “State law allows the

[homestead tax] credit on only one home.”  (Associated Press

State & Local Wire, 07/27/14)

ASA HUTCHINSON

 

Hutchinson

improperly took

tax credit on 2 homes

AP 7/27/14

But one wasn’t enough for Asa Hutchinson.  For years he

pocketed illegal tax credits on multiple homes.

According to an Associated

Press story with the headline,

“Hutchinson improperly took

tax credit on 2 homes,” Joe

Thompson, the chief

assessment administrator for

Pulaski County, said Asa

“Hutchinson claimed the $350

per year [homestead tax]

credit for homes in Benton and

Pulaski counties in the tax

years 2008, 2009, 2010 and

2011,” even though “state law

allows the credit on only one home.”

 

“Hutchinson had a homestead

credit on a home in Bella

Vista” in 2008, 2009, and

2010, and “a credit on a home

in Rogers” in 2011, “according

to the Benton County

assessor’s office,” while also

taking a homestead tax credit

on a residence in Pulaski

County in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.  (Associated Press

State & Local Wire, 07/27/14)

Asa’s taxing situation

 

Asa initially said

he “never claimed”

the additional tax credits

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,

7/29/14

And when it came out, Asa

didn’t tell the truth, saying he

“never claimed” those tax credits.

According to a column titled,

“Asa’s taxing situation,” Asa

Hutchinson “took a homestead

credit on his home in Benton

County, then bought a condo

in Little Rock and took another

homestead credit.”  (Arkansas

Democrat-Gazette, 07/31/14)

 

Asa Hutchinson, after this

story was reported in the

media, said “that he ‘never

claimed’ a homestead credit in

Pulaski County, and ‘it was

assigned to me,’ without his

knowledge.”  (Arkansas Times,

07/27/14)

 

“Hutchinson initially said…that

he ‘never claimed’ the credit.

After being faxed a copy of a

Pulaski County homestead

credit application dated March

2, 2007, and signed by him, he

said he was surprised to learn

that he applied for the credit.”

(Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,

07/29/14)

  But official county records show that’s just not true.  Asa even signed the applications himself. Asa Hutchinson signed

documents specifically

requesting the homestead tax

credit on all three of these

properties, claiming they were

his principal residence.  (Asa

Hutchinson’s Homestead

Applications for Benton County

Parcel # 16-33323-000,

Benton County Parcel # 0210198-000,

And Pulaski County Parcel # 43L-077.00047.00)

ASA HUTCHINSON

 

CHEATING ON HIS TAXES

 

CALL ASA HUTCHINSON

(501) 223-9990

 

TELL HIM TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS TAXES

 

PAID FOR BY JOBS AND OPPORTUNITY

Asa Hutchinson.  Cheating on his taxes.  Not telling the truth.

That’s not how we do things in

According to an Associated

Press story with the headline,

“Hutchinson improperly took

tax credit on 2 homes,” Joe

Thompson, the chief

assessment administrator for

Pulaski County, said Asa

“Hutchinson claimed the $350

per year [homestead tax]

credit for homes in Benton and

Pulaski counties in the tax

years 2008, 2009, 2010 and

2011,” even though “state law

allows the credit on only one home.”

 

“Hutchinson had a homestead

credit on a home in Bella

Vista” in 2008, 2009, and

2010, and “a credit on a home

in Rogers” in 2011, “according

to the Benton County

assessor’s office,” while also

taking a homestead tax credit

on a residence in Pulaski

County in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.  (Associated Press

State & Local Wire, 07/27/14)

 

Asa Hutchinson, after this

story was reported in the

media, said “that he ‘never

claimed’ a homestead credit in

Pulaski County, and ‘it was

assigned to me,’ without his knowledge.”  (Arkansas Times,

07/27/14)

 

“Hutchinson initially said…that he ‘never claimed’ the credit.

After being faxed a copy of a

Pulaski County homestead

credit application dated March

2, 2007, and signed by him, he

said he was surprised to learn

that he applied for the credit.”

(Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,

07/29/14)

 

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