Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants comprehensive tax increases for the wealthy, but the legislature of the new law should first take care of their own unpaid tax bill.
Brook Avenue Press, a company she founded in 2012 to publish children's books in The Bronx owes the state $ 1,870.36 in corporate taxes, according to public records.
The state struck the company on July 6, 2017, two months after Ocasio-Cortez announced its candidacy to oppose Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley for the district, which includes parts of Queens and The Bronx.
OCASIO-CORTEZ, WHO DOES NOT REGULAR THE AMAZON RETURN TO NEW YORK, SAYS THE COMMUNITIES ARE APPLIED
Scale by Turnover. The minimum payment last year was $ 25.
"The company has probably received numerous letters from the state and probably ignored them," noted a New York accountant.
"The company has probably received numerous letters from the state and probably ignores them."
Public records indicate that the state dissolved the company in October 2016, which
The State Tax The Department will not comment on individual companies, but will usually issue arrest warrants after attempting to collect money.
"This is the first time we know about it, and we will not receive any further comments until we look, "said Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent on Saturday.
Brook Avenue Press was founded to "develop and identify stories and literature in urban areas such as New York, especially in communities such as the Bronx," Ocasio-Cortez told a YouTube video released in October 2011, Months before submitting company foundations in July 2012.
The company relied on cheap office space in a city-subsidized program to help small businesses in the Bronx.
Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator was the program housed in a refurbished former printing company in Hunts Point, where prices for office space and technical services in 2012 range between $ 99 for a "virtual office" and $ 275 per month for local startup -uples lay.
Ocasio-Cortez was featured on the city's website for the Incubator, and the National Hispanic Institute named her a social entrepreneur.
"You see a tremendous return on your investment here," a 22-year-old Ocasio Cortez told a reporter in July 2012. "People pay $ 500 an hour for consultations that we get through the water cooler for free."
The order was issued to Brook Avenue Press at the incubator address on Garrison Avenue.
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. But despite their promise to work with "designers, artists, and writers who really know the city's history and develop stories for children," The Post could not find any books The publisher produced.
Last week, Ocasio-Cortez signed a tax law on the taxation of stock transactions, claiming an income tax of 70 percent over $ 10 million to help finance the Green New Deal environmental manifesto call for "new national, social, and industrial" economic mobilization "to save the planet.