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Ocean County GOP Boss Gilmore Facing Federal Tax Liens

TOMS RIVER – While he doesn’t seem to have any problem securing taxpayer-funded public contracts, with his law firm receiving gigs including the contract to defend Atlantic City from casino tax appeals and getting the legal contract for many municipalities, school boards, other public institutions, Ocean County Republican Chairman George R. Gilmore, Esq. had a new federal tax lien recorded at the Ocean County Clerk’s office against him just last week.

The very existence of the government agencies that shower his firm in lucrative public contracts relies on people paying their taxes, but for some reason Mr. Gilmore is behind on his.

Despite his law firm’s apparent success, the Republican party chairman has had just under $ 1 million in federal tax liens filed against him by the IRS in 2015 and 2016, according to public records. The exact count of the liens filed against him for delinquent income taxes in the past two years was $961,660.51.

A lien is a formal legal document that gives the government (or other creditor) a claim to property owned by a debtor and is recorded with land records at the county level.

According to Forbes tax writer Steven Dunn, a lien will remain on the property of a delinquent taxpayer until it is paid in full or becomes uncollectible by the passage of time. Liens resulting from unpaid taxes have been used to initiate foreclosure proceedings to take possession of property, which is then sold to satisfy the debts.

On March 10th, 2016 another lien was filed against one of Gilmore’s Toms River homes in the amount of $422,647.95.

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George Gilmore

At current count, Mr. Gilmore has an unpaid federal income tax balance of over nearly $1 million dollars  as of March 10th, 2016.

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The lien

GOP Chair Has History Of Delinquent Federal Tax Payments

Two of Gilmore’s Toms River properties have outstanding liens for unpaid taxes.

Documents on file with the Ocean County Clerk’s Office show that Mr. Gilmore has a history of problems with the Uncle Sam.

There are no documents on file in the clerk’s office that show 2015 or 2016’s liens were satisfied by Mr. Gilmore as of the time of publication.

With that being said, it just begs the question:

Isn’t it hypocritical that somebody who makes nearly their entire living off of tax dollars is behind in their taxes?

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