Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Duyba's Hired Guns

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Today, Representative Henry Waxman, chairperson of the United States House of Representatives' Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to Erik Prince, chairperson of Blackwater USA informing Prince that he is concerned that Blackwater may have engaged in "significant tax evasion." In a 13-page letter, Waxman writes that:

"I have received documents which suggest that Blackwater may have engaged in significant tax evasion. According to an IRS ruling in March 2007, Blackwater violated federal tax laws by treating an armed guard as an "independent contractor." The implication of this ruling is that Blackwater may have avoided paying millions of dollars in Social Security, Medicare, unemployment, and related taxes for which it is legally responsible. Read more ...


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