State Rep. David Scribner (R-107 Brookfield), who also serves as Brookfield town treasurer, had a tax lien for over $75,000 filed against his home by the Internal Revenue Service in August 2006, according to The Danbury News-Times.
Scribner, R-Brookfield, said the lien stems from a tax audit in 2005 conducted by the IRS and income that the federal agency said was filed in the wrong category.
He said that he viewed the money as employment income while the IRS viewed it as business income. A significant amount of the money owed to the IRS, he said, includes interest and fees on the original taxes.
Some of the income in question, Scribner said, could be from his time as an independent contractor delivering The News-Times from 1995 to March 2008.
“It’s really a matter of a discrepancy of total income versus tax liability,” said Scribner, who serves on the legislature’s finance committee.
“There has been a significant effort to pay down the balance and at the same time a good faith effort trying to resolve the dispute,” he said.
Yeah, it’s a drag paying that self-employment tax. Don’t I know it! But you gotta do it otherwise you’ll end up like this guy.