Palin cabins not noted in tax assessments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Records show that Sarah Palin has not
paid any property taxes on cabins that have been built on two
backcountry plots partially owned by the former Alaska governor.
It's unclear how long ago the structures were built, but records
show that there are no tax assessments for the buildings. Property
taxes were only paid on the land - and not the structures
themselves.
The issue has attracted the attention of local tax officials who
conducted a scheduled aerial survey of the property on Thursday.
Palin's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, says it is not the
responsibility of property owners to report structures that go up
on their land. But local assessor Dave Dunivan says owners are
required by state law to report any omissions or errors in their
tax assessments.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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