The seemingly endless list of Congressional tax cheats

According to Bloomberg, yet another Congressman is cheating on his state property taxes.  Representative Fortney H. "Pete" Stark, Jr. the second-ranking Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee, has been claiming as his primary residence a waterfront home in Maryland for purposes of that state's property tax credit.    Homeowners in Maryland qualify for the tax credit for residences they use "for the legal purposes of voting, obtaining a driver's license, and filing income tax returns," according to the Maryland Assessment Procedures Manual. Bloomberg reports that Stark, age 77 is registered to vote in California's 13th congressional district using the address of is wife's parents.  Both Stark and his wife also hold California driver's licenses. (Read Full Post)