Democratic Rep. Stephen Horsford (D-NV) is under fire for not paying more than $14,000 in property taxes on his million-dollar home just outside of Washington, according to a Nevada Globe. report.
Earlier this year, Horsford appeared in a video for the progressive Nevada advocacy group Battle Born where he criticized the current federal tax code.
“The current federal tax code is rigged for the wealthy against the working people,” Horsford said. He also called on the rich to “pay their fair share”. saying“it is only fair that the rich should pay their fair share.”
— Battle Born Progress (@BattleBornProg) April 18, 2022
However, Horsford did not pay his fair share of property taxes on his home in Arlington, Virginia, according to tax records reviewed by the Nevada Globe.
Despite earning a $174,000 congressional salary, Horsford failed to pay more than $14,000 in property taxes owed on his home over two years. The state of Virginia reportedly fined Horsford more than $2,500 for not paying his property taxes.
Horsford’s Virginia home is a five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,212-square-foot house worth $1.8 million. Horsford was assessed several penalties, fees and interest for unpaid property tax between 2015 and 2016.
Like the Nevada Globe mentionted:
Between 2015 and 2016, Horsford paid more than $2,500 in penalties, interest and fees after failing to pay $13,871.36 in property taxes.
In 2015, Horsford was assessed a $707.30 fine, $463.35 interest and a $25 second installment property tax fee:
In 2016, Horsford was assessed a $679.42 fine, $279.77 interest and a $25 surcharge.
In addition to his $1.8 million home in Virginia, Horsford also owns a home that he and his wife bought for $250,000 in 2015. However, 2022 assessors’ records show the home was moved from dual ownership to sole proprietorship in Horsford, shortly after his wife revealed to an MP she had engaged in a 10-year extramarital affair.