Sen. McCaskill paid condo property taxes late

May 21, 2012

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill paid several hundred dollars of interest and penalties for late property taxes on a Washington, D.C., condominium.

The Kansas City Star reported that the Missouri Democrat paid $197 in penalties and interest after missing the fall 2011 tax deadline by about three weeks. The newspaper reported that she paid $198 in penalties and interest after she was late on her spring 2010 property tax payment.

McCaskill said the District of Columbia bills people twice a year, and the bill "slipped through the cracks."

Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Lloyd Smith said the late tax payments show McCaskill doesn't follow her own talk about accountability and fiscal oversight. Last year, McCaskill paid $320,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties on an airplane owned by her family.