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Ohio lieutenant governor quits ticket over tax debts

Tax debt can get you into plenty of trouble with the IRS, but it's safe to say that the IRS isn't always right, either. Sometimes, you may forget to file a return or miss reporting something, but that doesn't make you a criminal; you deserve to be heard. If you're being charged due to tax debt or other tax crimes, you may want to get into contact with an attorney.

In Ohio, the political race is on, but it will have to go without the lieutenant governor nominee Eric Kearney. According to the news from Dec. 11, the man has pulled out of the race because it was reported that he owes close to $1 million in back taxes. The Democratic state senator was going to be running for lieutenant governor on the ticket, and he was attempting to take on Governor John Kasich.

The Democratic nominee for governor, Ed FitzGerald, has allegedly taken a large hit because of this, and now Kearney has decided to take a back seat instead of being the man's running mate. At this time, it's not clear who is going to replace Kearney to be partnered with FitzGerald, and Kearney claims he only backed down because the tax debt situation was overshadowing the crucial issues of the race itself.

As evidenced here, tax debts can come back to haunt you. In this case, one man may have lost the nomination for a job, and you could be impacted in similar ways. If you are struggling with tax debt, you may want to speak with an attorney about your local tax laws.

Source: Politico, "Ohio lieutenant governor candidate Eric Kearney quits ticket" Emily Schultheis, Dec. 11, 2013

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