Thursday, April 25, 2013
Let's be clear: Ken Cuccinelli has NOT released his tax returns
Let's be very clear: Ken Cuccinelli has NOT released his tax returns. Instead, Cuccinelli has allowed a tiny number of "credentialed media" to see copies of his returns.
Are any of the "credentialed media" that are allowed to view Cuccinelli's returns trained tax professionals? Does the Virginia political media establishment contain a single Certified Public Accountant or anyone with a masters of law or masters of accounting degree in taxation?
Is there anyone in Virginia's "credentialed media" qualified to review a complicated personal tax return and verify that Cuccinelli properly reported all his income from things like gifts he's received from "friends"?
Ken Cuccinelli has NOT released his tax returns to anyone capable of interpreting them, so the real question is: what is Ken Cuccinelli hiding?
Incidentally, I have a master of laws (LLM) degree in taxation from the University of San Diego--one of the nation's better tax law schools--and I'd be perfectly willing to look Cuccinelli's returns over if he'd be so good as to provide me with copies of them as well as copies of the necessary supporting documentation.