The Internal Revenue Service has issued two tax liens totaling more than $180,000 on the property of Kevin Greeley, the 24-year selectman has confirmed. The Boston Globe reported the liens Jan. 11 after receiving an anonymous tip.
The anonymously managed Truepersons.com first reported the liens Jan. 7, the same day Greeley announced he would seek reelection and disavowed a report on the site that claimed his company had benefited from the development at Symmes.
As he had told a Globe reporter, Greeley said in an interview Jan. 14 that he is "embarrassed" about the back taxes, but that he is on track to repay what he owes.
Asked about the liens, the 62-year-old said they have nothing to do with his performance as a selectman. He would be seeking his ninth term if he returns papers next month.
He said has been working with the IRS to pay off his back taxes and late penalties, including $27,500 in payments in the past three months.
He cited health problems for several years, including three major surgeries in the past two years.
The 62-year-old selectman announced Jan. 7 he will seek reelection this year, and he said has been working with the IRS to pay off his back taxes and late penalties, including $27,500 in payments in the past three months.
Filed in the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds office in March and October of 2012, the liens were for $96,470 in unpaid individual income taxes for 2010, and $87,144 in unpaid taxes for 2011.
"I understand these are public records," he said, referring to the liens.
"But these came from an anonymous source," he added, referring to Truepersons.com, whose story was written by "Menotomy Observer." "I don't even know who my accuser is."
For more, see the Jan. 11 story at Boston.com >>
This story was published Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, and updated Jan. 14.