Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did what all Democrats do when they fail in the private sector – go get a job in the government.
But AOC did leave behind a trail of unpaid taxes and once they were discovered b7 the New York Post she promptly promised to pay what she owed.
Brook Avenue Press was a Bronx-based children’s books publisher AOC started in 2012 and while the business failed, it still owes $1,618.36 in unpaid corporate taxes.
New York State had to actually issue a tax warrant to AOC to try to get the money– something that happens when a tax scofflaw fails to comply and blows off notices.
From The Daily Caller: The Bronx County Clerk confirmed in a phone call with the Daily Caller News Foundation Monday that the Brook Avenue Press tax warrant remains open and that a satisfaction of judgement has yet to be filed in the matter.
Ocasio-Cortez presumably has the means to pay off her business’s unpaid taxes with a congressional salary of $174,000.
Ocasio-Cortez’s office did not respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.
New York state dissolved Ocasio-Cortez’s company in 2016 using a procedure reserved for corporations that fail to pay taxes for at least two years or fail to file tax returns.
Ocasio-Cortez reported she was the founder of Brook Avenue Press in her financial disclosure report filed with the House of Representatives in May.
As a member of Congress, Ocasio-Cortez has called for tax rates up to 70% on income earners at the “tippy tops” to fund her signature policy proposal, the Green New Deal, which would fully decarbonize the U.S. by 2030.