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22 April 2014

Fulton County Commissioner Had a Lien Placed Against Home for Failure to Pay State Income Taxes

Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards, who previously had trouble staying current on his homeowners association dues, owed back income taxes to the Georgia Department of Revenue for two years before paying them off.

In a document obtained through open records requests, Georgia Unfiltered learned that Edwards had a lien placed against his home in south Fulton County for failing to pay $865 in income taxes to the state. The back taxes were owed for Edwards' 2002 individual income tax return. After interest, penalties, and fees were added, the amount ballooned to $1,405.54.

Edwards settled up with the state in June, 2004, and the lien was cancelled later that year.