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Wed Nov 23, 2022, 05:10 PM

Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker getting tax break in 2022 on Texas home intended for primar

Source: CNN

Publicly available tax records reviewed by CNN’s KFile show Walker is listed to get a homestead tax exemption in Texas in 2022, saving the Senate candidate approximately $1,500 and potentially running afoul of both Texas tax rules and some Georgia rules on establishing residency for the purpose of voting or running for office.

Walker registered to vote in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2021 after living in Texas for two decades and voting infrequently. In Texas, homeowner regulations say you can only take the exemption on your “principal residence.”

Walker took the tax break in 2021 and 2022 for his Texas home even after launching a bid for Senate in Georgia, an official in the Tarrant County tax assessor office told CNN’s KFile. The Walker campaign did not respond to CNN’s repeated requests for comment. Walker is set to face Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in a runoff election in December after neither candidate earned more than 50% of the vote in November’s midterm election.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/23/politics/kfile-herschel-walker-texas-tax-break-georgia-runoff/index.html



he's just a carpetbagger...

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Reply Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker getting tax break in 2022 on Texas home intended for primar (Original post)
moonshinegnomie Nov 23 OP
MiniMe Nov 23 #1
gab13by13 Nov 23 #2
femmedem Nov 23 #4
TomSlick Nov 23 #9
paleotn Nov 23 #10
TomSlick Nov 23 #11
paleotn Nov 23 #12
The_Casual_Observer Nov 23 #3
nature-lover Nov 23 #5
OMGWTF Nov 23 #7
mn9driver Nov 23 #6
iluvtennis Nov 23 #8
NBachers Nov 23 #13
FailureToCommunicate Nov 23 #15
BOSSHOG Nov 23 #14
pnwmom Nov 23 #16
eppur_se_muova Nov 24 #17
mwb970 Nov 24 #18

Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 05:17 PM

1. Same as New Jersey resident Dr OZ

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 05:35 PM

2. I disagree with the CNN pundits.

Walker is not breaking Georgia law. If he were to win the election he would be required to make his primary residence in Georgia.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 05:55 PM

4. I believe he has to be a Georgia resident at the time he is elected.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 07:35 PM

9. The fact that he is claiming a homestead exemption in Texas

doesn't necessarily mean he is a Texas resident.

There are two possible explanations. One is that he is a Texas resident. The other, more likely, explanation is that he is committing tax fraud in Texas. I suspect that Walker is also claiming a homestead exemption for a house in Georgia.

The Texas' Comptroller's web site states:

To qualify for the general residence homestead exemption an individual must have an ownership interest in the property and use the property as the individual's principal residence. An applicant is required to state that he or she does not claim an exemption on another residence homestead in or outside of Texas.


Similarly, the homestead exemption in Georgia is only available for the owner's principal residence. https://dor.georgia.gov/property-tax-homestead-exemptions Logically, you cannot have more than one principle residence - that's what "principle" means.

The Texas application for a homestead exemption contains a verification that the homeowner does not claim a homestead exemption in another state. (I can't seem to post that link.) I am unclear whether the submission of a false claim for a homestead exemption in Texas is a misdemeanor or a felony. Odds are ain't nobody in Texas going to prosecute Walker for a felony.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 07:40 PM

10. Tax cheat or can't run of GA Senate.

Tough choice.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 07:42 PM

11. Most GQP voters would have no problem with Walker being a tax cheat.

They would think it a good thing. After all, TFG is a tax cheat.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 07:44 PM

12. Can't argue with that.

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 05:35 PM

3. Fucking manchuian candidate crook foisted on the public.

That bastard better goddamn well lose.

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 05:58 PM

5. So, if he loses in Georgia will he run against Cruz? Keeping the options open.

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Response to nature-lover (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 07:15 PM

7. Good one!

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 06:46 PM

6. Carpetbagger, yep. Illegal, probably not.

As long as he claims he lived in the Texas house in 2022 for at least 6 months and one day before the election, he can probably claim it as homesteaded.

I think Georgia law requires a candidate to be living in GA on Election Day, but not necessarily sooner.

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 07:32 PM

8. Indeed, a carpetbagger. ugggh.

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 07:54 PM

13. Another twenty-five bucks for Raphael Warnock. Do the DU Boogie for him right here:

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Response to NBachers (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 10:14 PM

15. Thanks for the link!

Done.

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 09:27 PM

14. Let's do a Means Test

How “mean” would magas in Georgia be if Rev Warnock got a homestead exemption in California? They would not only try to stop voting on saturdays, They’d try to stop voting on election day. Because by golly they know stuff.

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2022, 11:36 PM

16. Someone should file a lawsuit saying he's not eligible.

Yeah, they'll probably lose -- but not before making a big pre-election splash.

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 01:16 AM

17. Kudos to the reporter who asks Gov. Abbott or AG Paxton what penalties this tax dodger should face.n

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Response to moonshinegnomie (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 02:26 AM

18. This guy really is totally worthless.

A damn annoying grifter ahole with no qualifications whatever for office. In short, the perfect republican candidate.

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