File Your Tax Returns, Duh

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This from the New York Law Journal:

Four attorneys were among seven professionals who have pleaded guilty to failing to file state income tax returns in the latest round of prosecutions resulting from the matching of state tax records against lists of professionals licensed by the state, the Attorney General’s Office announced over the weekend.

The four lawyers failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, and pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.

The earnings of the four ranged from between $2.7 million and $394,000 during the years at issue, the office said.  

The four include Justine Clark [pictured at left], a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren, who earned $2.7 million over the four years, the most of the four lawyers.   She said yesterday she had no comment. * * *

Since the matching of tax records against professional licenses began about two years ago, more than 11,000 professionals have been identified as not having filed state income tax returns. To date, audits have been conducted of 2,200 of those identified and assessments against them exceeding $12.8 million have been issued, said Michael Bucci, a spokesman for the Department of Taxation and Finance.

What’s the feminism angle?   Maybe none, but stories like these remind me of the flimsiness of the “women as moral housekeepers” argument.   Biology does not superiority make.

-Bridget Crawford

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