IRS liens: Mayor’s business owes over $850K in federal taxes
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tax liens filed against a North Carolina mayor’s construction contracting company say it owes more than $850,000 in federal taxes.
The Goldsboro News-Argus reported Sunday the liens against Goldsboro Mayor Chuck Allen’s Allen Grading Co. posted to the state secretary of state’s website show 12 instances of unpaid taxes dating to 2013.
The amount includes fees and penalties the IRS imposed. Ten of the missed payments fall under federal payroll tax.
Allen provided the newspaper documents showing he’s been making payments.
Allen says the company’s employees haven’t been told about the liens, but it hasn’t fallen behind on payroll. He says it’s hiring more now that business is increasing again.
Allen says the debt doesn’t look good for him or his company but that the most recent missed payment in March will be the last.
Information from: Goldsboro News-Argus, http://www.newsargus.com