Another tax lien complicates Frank White's financial troubles

Marc LaVoie
September 27, 2018 - 5:52 am

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The I.R.S. has filed a lien against Jackson County Executive Frank White for more than $45,000 in unpaid taxes as the former Kansas City Royals continues to struggle with personal finances.

The federal government filed a lien against White in 2015 for $80,790 in unpaid taxes from 2011, 2012 and 2013. White told the Kansas City Star he had worked out a payment plan for the previous plan.

Adding to White's difficulties is the fact that his house in Lee's Summit has been listed for foreclosure three times since 2016. White's job as county executive pays $145,000 a year and his pension from Major League Baseball pays up to $112,000 a year. 

White's tax troubles could affect future campaigns for county office. Voters will decide November 6 whether to disqualify candidates based on unpaid federal taxes more than a year overdue. Current disqualification rules only mention local and state taxes.

White is up for re-election in November against Green Party candidate Nathan Kline.

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