Ashley Biden, daughter of President Joe Biden, finds herself embroiled in a tax controversy.
The latest news from Fox News Digital reveals that Ashley Biden owes over $5,000 in income taxes, reflecting ongoing tax issues within the Biden family.
President Biden has been a vocal advocate for tax fairness, repeatedly calling for increased taxes on the wealthy and large corporations. His stance contrasts sharply with the recent revelation about his daughter's unpaid taxes. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has filed a tax lien against Ashley Biden, covering the period from 2015 to 2021.
Interestingly, Ashley is not the only member of the Biden family to face such scrutiny. Hunter Biden, President Biden's son, has been accused of evading $1.4 million in federal taxes. This allegation involves false tax returns, evasion of payroll, and tax withholding in his company.
Further exacerbating the situation, reports suggest Hunter Biden spent extravagantly while neglecting his tax obligations, with a lawyer eventually settling his $2 million tax debt. These revelations have sparked discussions about the Biden family's approach to tax compliance, especially considering the President's public stance on tax fairness.
Garrett Ziegler, founder of Marco Polo and former Trump aide, said:
"The scale is not anything like Hunter, but… Joe is constantly talking about how wealthy and connected people do not pay their fair share and can afford to pay more, and it just so happens that both of his living children did not pay their taxes. This is just another example of the Bidens being careless."
Adding to the family's tax woes, President Biden's brothers, James and Frank Biden, and sister, Valerie Biden Owens, have also been subjected to tax liens. These incidents collectively paint a picture of a family repeatedly entangled in tax-related controversies, contrasting with President Biden's public rhetoric.
President Biden's policy proposals have consistently focused on increasing taxes for the wealthy and targeting tax evaders. He has publicly declared his intention to reverse tax benefits given to the affluent under the previous administration, emphasizing the need for a fair tax system.
Special Counsel David Weiss highlighted the severity of Hunter Biden's alleged tax evasion, stating:
"[Hunter Biden] engaged in a four-year scheme to not pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes he owed for tax years 2016 through 2019...and to evade the assessment of taxes for tax year 2018 when he filed false returns..."
Amidst these family controversies, President Biden has continued his advocacy for tax fairness, stating that corporations and the super-wealthy must contribute their fair share. His proposals aim to grow the economy inclusively and ensure equitable tax contributions from all segments of society.
The Treasury Department's report on the President's tax compliance proposals sheds light on the administration's efforts to address high-end tax evasion. These proposals are part of a broader initiative to ensure tax equity and address systemic inequalities in the tax system.
President Biden's own words on social media and in public speeches have consistently emphasized the importance of tax fairness. He has expressed the need for an economy that benefits everyone, not just the privileged few, and called for the wealthy to pay their due share.
"For too long, we've had an economy that gives every break in the world to the folks who need it the least. It's time to grow the economy from the bottom up," President Biden stated, reinforcing his commitment to a fair tax system.
Despite these strong statements from the President, the recent revelations about his family's tax issues present a stark contrast. The White House and the Biden family members mentioned in the Fox News Digital report did not respond to requests for comment, leaving unanswered questions about this discrepancy.
President Biden's push for tax fairness is overshadowed by his family's history of tax liens and allegations of evasion, revealing a stark contrast between public advocacy and personal actions.