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Spencer Has $449K In Fed Tax Liens

County Assessor candidate Larry Spencer has $448,709 worth of federal tax liens filed against him in Bonner County. "If I would have thought about this, I would have settled this and paid it off before this came out," Spencer said Friday afternoon. "I imagine I can get it settled and paid off before the general election." Spencer, a longtime Republican who is running as a Democrat, said the liens are related to several of his properties that were foreclosed upon during the past few years. "It's not like I earned that much money," Spencer said. "But when you have a mortgage and you are foreclosed on, the IRS treats that amount like income." According to the TurboTax website, when a foreclosure includes a cancellation of debt, the debtor has an obligation to report it as ordinary income if he or she is personally liable for the entire mortgage, despite the security interest the lender may take in the property. In Spencer's case, he said, he lost several properties to foreclosure. He said the properties were valued in the millions/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: So does this mean that Spencer might not be ready to take over the Kootenai County Democratic Party?




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