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Yep, It’s Official: Elizabeth Warren Did Not Pay Voluntary Higher Tax Rate in MA

nfranks Wrote: Apr 22, 2012 8:29 AM
Hey trapper1771: How about those celebs that threatened Bush? (Craig Kilborn, Sen. John Kerry, NY State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Betty Williams, the rapper called Common) But more curiously, why are you talking about Nugent when the subject is Elizabeth Warren? Distraction? Squirrel!

Earlier this week Elizabeth Warren was asked by the Boston Globe a seemingly simple and straightforward question about her taxes: In 2011, did she pay the 5.85% rate (which is voluntary) on her Massachusetts state tax form? Since 2001, as I explained in a previous post, residents of the Commonwealth have had the option – if they so choose – to pay a higher tax rate than the 5.3% minimum. And since the former consumer advocate raked in more than $700,000 last year, the Globe believed their inquiry was an appropriate and reasonable one. At the time, however, she...