*** UPDATED x2 *** Not a big deal at all, but it’s probably time to delegate a bit more
Thursday, May 10, 2012
*** UPDATE 1 *** I had asked Quinn’s press office if the governor made “a small goof” on his tax return. This is the reply…
*** UPDATE 2 *** The governor’s tax returns have been pulled offline. I saved a copy, however. You can view the returns by clicking here.
* Gov. Pat Quinn released his income tax returns to the public this week. From a press release…
* The full return is here. [Updated link.]
With a big hat tip to a reader, check this out. Click the pic for a better view…
OK, we’re going to do a little math here, but stick with me anyway.
The federal tax he reported paying was actually $1,607.48 less than the tax he reported owing. But he looks like he reversed the numbers. Instead of subtracting what he owed from what he paid, which would have given him a negative result, he subtracted what he paid from what he owed, and then asked for a $1,607.48 refund when he actually appears to owe that amount.
* This is really no big deal. Mistakes happen all the time. And he can probably clean this up by filing an amended return.
But it looks like he did his own taxes. Perhaps he needs to realize that he’s just too busy being governor to do this stuff by himself.
I asked the governor’s office for a response and haven’t yet heard back.
* By the way, the income tax hike he signed into law hit Quinn but good…