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.
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.
At current count, Mr. Gilmore has an unpaid federal income tax balance of over nearly $1 million dollars as of March 10th, 2016.
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.
- As far back as 2007, Mr. Gilmore had a lien filed against him for $158,716.74 on his Clinton Avenue, Toms River property. Later in 2007, however, he paid it in full several months after the issuance of the lien according to IRS documents filed with the clerk’s office.
Gilmore’s next lien came in 2014, and amounted to $10,288.32 in unpaid federal income taxes. Gilmore subsequently made good on the balance later in the year, after the lien was filed.
- In 2015, another lien was filed against the county chairman’s Clinton Avenue home, with the unpaid balance reported at $539,012.56.
- 2016 saw an additional lien placed on the Gilmore family’s Cranmmoor Drive riverfront redoubt, and this one comes in at $422,647.95.
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: