McCaskill May Owe $320K for Plane Property Taxes

9 years 2 months 6 days ago Wednesday, March 23 2011 Mar 23, 2011 Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:40:00 PM CDT March 23, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill could owe a total of nearly $320,000 in overdue property taxes, interest and penalties on an airplane that has caused her political headaches.

McCaskill sent about $287,000 to St. Louis County earlier this week after acknowledging that property taxes had not been paid on a plane owned by a company in which she and her husband have an interest. But that may not be enough money.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday the county determined McCaskill's bill to be $319,541. That amount is still pending confirmation by the State Tax Commission.

Earlier this month, McCaskill reimbursed the U.S. Treasury $88,000 for 89 trips on the plane, at least two of which included political events. McCaskill said she wanted to avoid the appearance of a conflict.

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