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23 November 2014

Fulton County Commissioner Owes Over $140,000 in Back Taxes to the IRS

Georgia Unfiltered has learned that a local elected official, who voted to raise taxes by 17%, is in hot water with the IRS.

(Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards (shown right) owes over $140K in back federal taxes, according to public records. Image courtesy Fulton County Board of Commissioners.)
Fulton County Commissioner William "Bill" Edwards, a Democrat, owes $140,471.27 in back taxes to the federal government. According to public records, a lien has been filed against Edwards' home at 623 Greyhawk Way in Fairburn. The lien was filed 13 October 2014, and covers five years of taxes starting in 2008 and ending in 2012.

Earlier this year, the Fulton County Commission voted to raise property taxes for the first time in 23 years, much to the ire of many homeowners [Petchenik (6 August 2014). Fulton County approves 17 percent property tax increase. WSB-TV. Retrieved on 23 November 2014.].

One of the four votes in favor of the tax hike came from district 7 Commissioner William "Bill" Edwards.

Edwards, who has a history of being delinquent on state income taxes and county property taxes, will likely face new questions about whether he believes it is hypocritical for him to support a tax increase while owing money to the federal government.