Hunter Biden’s Burisma Days just got a whole lot more fishy.
It turns out that not only was Biden’s son raking in a salary of $83K per month from a Ukrainian energy firm – despite having no background that would make him qualified for the position – while his father sat as VP of the USA.
That’s enough to warrant investigation itself, but it has also just been revealed that the same year Hunter Biden joined the Burisma board, the IRS filed a lien of $112, 805 in unpaid taxes against him.
Take a look at this breaking update in the Biden-Ukraine saga:
The Daily Caller gave more details on the tax lien filed against Hunter Biden after he joined Burisma:
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.
It does not appear that Hunter Biden has resolved his tax debt to the IRS. No corresponding lien release form has been filed with the Washington, D.C., Recorder of Deeds.
Hunter Biden’s lawyer, George Mesires, did not return multiple requests for comment asking whether Hunter Biden’s unpaid taxes from 2015 were related to his work with Burisma or BHR Partners and whether the lien has been released.
Hunter Biden had a tax lien filed against him for more than $112,000 in unpaid income taxes in 2015—his first full year serving on the board directors of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas conglomerate.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed the lien against Hunter Biden, the youngest son of former Vice President Joe Biden, and his wife after failing to receive payment for their tax liability on income earned in 2015, according to documents obtained by the Daily Caller. The lien is still active as no release documents have been filed by the IRS.
“We have made a demand for payment of this liability, but it remains unpaid,” the IRS wrote in a notice to the recorder of deeds of Washington, DC, in November 2018. “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 lien was issued on income garnered during Hunter Biden’s first year on Burisma’s board of directors, where he was paid as much as $83,000 per month. The role, itself, has drawn significant scrutiny in recent weeks, especially after President Donald Trump suggested the Ukrainian government look into how and why Hunter Biden was able to secure the position, despite no background in the energy sector.
Congressional Democrats argued that action amounted to asking a foreign government for dirt on a domestic political opponent when voting to impeach the president earlier this month.
Trump and his allies, on the other hand, have claimed Hunter Biden’s appointment, coming around the same time his father was tapped to lead Obama-era policy towards Ukraine, and his relative inexperience in the energy industry, warrant investigation.