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Apr 21, 2010 9:52 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton Town comptroller works out tax lien issues

Apr 21, 2010 9:52 AM

Southampton Town Comptroller Tamara Wright, who has a $650,000 tax lien filed against her by the Internal Revenue Service, filed documents with the federal government last Thursday that she says prove she does not owe the back taxes.

Ms. Wright said on Tuesday that she has complied with all requests for documentation from the IRS. She is now waiting for the records to be reviewed.

“The IRS and I working in full cooperation at this time,” the comptroller said in an e-mail this week. “I will not be making any further statements on this matter until the final results of their review are known.”

The IRS filed the lien against Ms. Wright in the Suffolk County Clerk’s office in July and tried to garnishee her wages in late October and again in late February.

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"Southampton Town comptroller works out tax lien issues" - SH Press, that's a misleading headline.

Ms. Wright has not worked anything out. She submitted documentation and is awaiting the IRS's decisions. Why not state the truth in the headline, instead of misleading your readers?
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Apr 21, 10 3:43 PM
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Lien filed in Suffolk County Clerks office in July 2009?
By nellie (451), sag harbor on Apr 21, 10 7:47 PM
I think Nature is defining "works out" too narrowly, as meaning only that it's all over, that Ms. Wright's dispute with the IRS is completely resolved, which of course it isn't, as he points out.

Look at Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, however, and you see that the first three meanings of "work out" suggest more of an ongoing process: "to bring about by labor and exertion"; "to solve (as a problem) by a process of reasoning or calculation"; "to devise, arrange, or achieve by resolving ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1933), Quiogue on Apr 22, 10 5:41 PM
Calling Ronnie Deutsch!!!!
Let the woman work out her personal financial business with IRS. I can tell you from personal experience IRS is not always correct and is not the efficient organization they would like to think they are. They lose documents, they make mistakes. And yes, people do beat them in court.
By diogenes (57), westhampton on Apr 23, 10 4:09 PM

Congratulations to J. DeNapoli and the Press for shining light on such outrageous behaviour, designed to keep affected citizens in the dark about a potential major danger to a community!

Ask any high ranking Human Resources professional in a large firm whether they would hire a candidate with a substantial long running (apparently ignored IRS lien leading to a garnishment of wages action) for a high ranking Financial position with the capability to transfer tens of millions of dollars ...more
By Obbservant (443), southampton on Apr 23, 10 5:45 PM

Mr. Pressguy: It has been pointed out that you are in error in this regard in your comment of the same nature in the first article. Generally accepted accounting principles require that, in the interests of full disclosure in a personal financial statement, a substantial IRS tax lien and wage garnishment on top of that, representing about 600% of a fiduciary's salary of $115,000, represents a material fact, would need to be disclosed as a "Contingent Liability" or contingent debt.

It ...more
By Obbservant (443), southampton on Apr 23, 10 7:12 PM
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