January 31st, 2009
11:20 AM ET
11 months ago

Committee to review Daschle taxes

Former Sen. Tom Daschle answers questions during a confirmation hearing January 8.
Former Sen. Tom Daschle answers questions during a confirmation hearing January 8.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Senate Finance committee will meet Monday to review the tax records of former Sen. Tom Daschle, President Obama's nominee for secretary of health and human services.

According to a committee memo obtained Friday by CNN, the group's concerns include the use of a limousine and driver that Daschle didn't disclose on his income taxes and nonpayment of taxes on more than $80,000 he earned in consulting fees after leaving the senate.

Daschle also apparently once filed a tax form listing charitable donations to organizations that did not qualify for a deduction, according to the memo.

A Democratic source told CNN that Daschle has since paid what he owed. None of the tax issues appeared to have occurred while he was serving in the senate.

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  1. Ken

    This just shows you that our elected officials think that they are above the law when it comes to paying their taxes. No wonder our federal government is running out of money.

    If we did that we would be thrown in jail! These officials know that they are breaking the law by not paying their taxes.

    Daschle should not be confirmed!

    January 31, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  2. Merle

    Daschle is a HASBEEN...I dont get it.

    January 31, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  3. Happy Camper

    They parade these crooked politicians around when we have some perfectly responsible senators and congressman to choose from. Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul and a few others need to be put in these positions, not the slippery ones,

    January 31, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  4. Maggie SC

    Now why should this guy, Daschle try to look good after he nominee for secretary of health and human services. Once a tax evader always a tax evader. If he cannot mange his own affaris how can he manage our health care. I do not want him

    January 31, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. Davian

    Wonderful expalaniotn of facts available here.

    June 24, 2011 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
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