Dellums will have to answer IRS, if not public

Mark Costantini / The Chronicle

Source: SFGate.com

Chip Johnson

When news of Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums’ tax troubles came to light late last year, he told reporters the matter was being handled.

Well, apparently it has not been handled to the satisfaction of Internal Revenue Service officials, who last month added an additional $13,000 tax lien on the mayor’s real and personal property.

The Dec. 23 filing, which addresses the mayor’s 2008 taxes, does not state the reason for the additional penalty. It was filed just one month after disclosure of a $239,000 federal tax lien against Dellums and his wife, Cynthia.

That would be a lien on income received in his first year as mayor and it also means the IRS believes the Dellumses paid less than their full tax bill in four consecutive years.

Wow.

Dellums offered no explanation to Oakland residents when reporters from The Chronicle and at least three other media organizations called for comment.

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Looks like another tax lien for Our Illustrious Mayor!
Thanks to Jeremy Flieder via Facebook.

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