Joe Biden is fond of claiming on the campaign trail that “no one is saying” that his son, Hunter Biden, did anything wrong, over the question of his work with the Ukraine energy company, Burisma.
But it turns out that the government is actually saying Hunter did do something wrong, at least in so far as it pertains to his taxes in 2015, when he was still serving on the board of Burisma, according to the Daily Caller.
The IRS placed a tax lien on Hunter Biden seeking $112,805 in unpaid taxes from 2015, according to records the Daily Caller News Foundation obtained.
The federal agency issued the previously unreported lien in November 2018 and it seeks unpaid taxes for a year in which Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, served on the boards of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings and the Chinese private equity firm BHR Partners.
“We have made a demand for payment of this liability, but it remains unpaid,” the IRS stated in the lien notice, which it filed with the Washington, D.C., Recorder of Deeds. “Therefore, there is a lien in favor of the United States on all property and rights to property belonging to this taxpayer for the amount of these taxes.”
The tax lien was issued against Hunter Biden and his ex-wife, Kathleen Biden, but was delivered to the same address Hunter Biden has on file with Connecticut’s Judicial Branch, an address that is also linked to his law firm, Owasco PC.
Daily Caller says there’s no evidence that the lien was ever paid and they did not hear back when inquiring of Hunter Biden’s attorney.
The couple also had a Washington, D.C. tax lien for almost $50,000 for the same year, but they paid that off in 2017.
There have been a lot of questions as to exactly how much Hunter Biden made from his service on the Burisma board, which he served on for five years between April 2014 to April 2019. Reports have varied from $50,000 a month to much more.
However, it’s not easy to determine because he wasn’t paid directly, personally, from the company. Burisma paid Rosemont Seneca Bohai (RSB) money and RSB in turn sent money to Hunter Biden. According to the Daily Caller, Biden was sent $708,302 between June 2014 and October 2015. But during that same period, RSB got a 20% stake in BHR Partners, the Chinese connected firm Huner was on. So what the money pertained to is not clear.
When his wife filed for divorce, she alleged that they have been driven into debt because Hunter spent hundreds of thousands on “his own interests (including drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs and gifts for women with whom he had sexual relations).”
Lunden Roberts, with whom Biden had a child, is now suing for child support for her baby. She has been attempting to get information about Biden’s finances and that may help to provide a window into how much he actually received over those years, how he was paid and from who. Roberts has asked the court to force him to provide information.
Hunter Biden told the court in that case, under oath in November, that he was unemployed and has had no monthly income since May, according to the Daily Caller.
But according to the NY Post, Biden owns a $2.5 million dollar home that was purchased in June in the Hollywood Hills, in an incredibly wealthy area. If he has no income, it’s not clear how he purchased it. He and his new wife Melissa who is now pregnant moved to Los Angeles in November 2018.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 24, 2019
He is next scheduled to testify under oath in the child support lawsuit on January 7.