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'homestead tax exemption'

Democratic party chair: Mark Martin's response to tax problems "despicable"

Democratic Party of Arkansas Chair Vincent Insalaco released a statement today on Secretary of State Mark Martin, who appears to have improperly taken two homestead tax exemptions (only one is allowed) since at least 2008 and perhaps as far back as 2003. Martin blamed his trouble on opponents' "politics of personal destruction." Insalaco said Martin's response was "despicable."
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Mark Martin's excuse for tax cheating needs a fact-check

Secretary of State Mark Martin, caught cheating on his property taxes, claims he's a victim of a political witch hunt and also claims he's a victim of a mistake easily missed in the mortgage process. A check of original documents in a similar case by Asa Hutchinson disproved the excuse in Asa's case. Time to check Martin's documents.
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Another Republican tax cheat? Blue Hog notes Secretary of State Mark Martin's improper homestead tax exemption

Could another Arkansas politician end up in hot water over homestead tax credits? Remember, Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson improperly claimed homestead property tax exemptions in two counties for four years — 2008 through 2011 — though state law limits you to one $350 exemption. The Blue Hog Report blog (which has a history of breaking stories that turn out to be headaches for Arkansas Republicans) has done some digging and it appears that Secretary of State Mark Martin took the homestead exemption on both a house in Rogers and a house in Praire Grove, at least since 2008 and possibly as far back as 2003.

Florida comes to town; check tax records

The Arkansas Republican Party is bringing in a Florida resident for a GOP campaign fund-raiser Sept. 19.
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