Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Carl DeMaio Asked to Remember That Tax Day Applies to Everyone

As millions of Americans fulfill their patriotic duty and file their income taxes, the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council is forced to remind Carl DeMaio to send in his tax return by the end of the day.

In the past five years, DeMaio and his Virginia-based think tank have been penalized several times for failing to file taxes in a timely manner. DeMaio’s behavior has resulted in penalties, liens and the suspension of the corporate status of his company, Performance Events.

Members of the Labor Council will be at the Margaret Sellers Postal Center in Carmel Mountain Ranch to ask taxpayers to remind DeMaio of the April 15 filing deadline if they see him.

“It is a slap in the face to hard-working and honest citizens that Carl DeMaio struggles to follow the same tax laws that we all observe,” said Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer Lorena Gonzalez. “For a so-called ‘watchdog,’ he certainly seems to have trouble following the rules.”

DeMaio’s Performance Events, an organization that guides companies towards taxpayer-funded government contracts, remains suspended for failure to pay taxes to California’s Franchise Tax Board.

“The irony of a company that relies on taxpayer dollars to operate failing to pay its taxes is shocking,” Gonzalez said. “On the one hand, he wants to line his pockets with taxpayer money. Yet on the other, he hasn’t followed tax rules.”

In addition to corporate failures, DeMaio has struggled to pay property taxes on his two San Diego properties.

More information on Carl DeMaio’s history of missed tax deadlines can be found at www.dirtydemaio.com.

The San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council is a coalition of 119 local unions that represent 120,000 working families in the region. The Labor Council strives to ensure that all workers in the region earn a fair wage and health care for their families.


Anonymous said...

hmm... looks like the hits on Marti Emerald are taking their toll. Labor is grasping at erroneous straws.

Anonymous said...

Erroneous straws? Did you even look at the information? Looks to me like there is documentation for the claims.

Let me help you out, in case the links were too hard to follow:

Late payment on properties
Late payments by Performance Institute
San Diego County Tax Lein
Suspension of Performance Events as a Corporation

Hard to call it erroneous when they have documentation to back it up.

Anonymous said...

Hey Marti talked about raising taxes, that is all the right cares about. Except in admiration that they all wish they could snub paying their taxes just like Carl!

Anonymous said...

Talk about biting the hand that feeds! Carl doesn't even pay the taxes that pay for government programs like the ones he made his millions running for the Bush Administration.

Anonymous said...

Poor Lorena must be really ticked off that the media hasn't picked up her nasty attacks against Carl.

Maybe it is because the media easily saw through the attack as based on incomplete, sketchy, and erroneous information.

You guys just don't get it. you can't just lie and expect people to give you credibility. You are the unions after all---you have no credibility in this city!

Anonymous said...

a litte birdy tells me that Labor Council is going to be slapped with a pretty significant ethics complaint this week. stay tuned...