Alaska Governor Sarah Palin owes back taxes on almost $17,000 she received from the state in per diem funds while living at her Wasilla home.
The state decided this week that the payments were not legitimate business expenses and that employees must treat them as income subject to taxes.
You may remember the revelation of these payments became an issue in last year’s campaign. It didn’t exactly jive with Palin’s so-called image as a government reformer. At the time, her office insisted she was entitled to the per diem payments.
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