Stacey Abrams is paying off her IRS debt
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, D, has reportedly paid off her tax debt with the Internal Revenue Service as she has a potential run for the presidency in mind.
An Abrams spokesman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday that Abrams had paid the approximately $ 54,000 it owed to federal agencies, as well as separate credit card and student loan debt.
“Leader Abrams has been able to pay off her debts,” said spokesman Seth Bringman, “she will continue to speak openly about the challenges she has faced – challenges that are all too common for Americans and their families.”
Abrams reported the debt during their campaign last year against then Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp (R). She disclosed her debt to the IRS in financial documents in March, as well as approximately $ 170,000 in credit card and student loan debt.
Abrams said she deferred tax payments in 2015 and 2016 to pay her family’s medical bills, noting that she had a payment plan to help settle her debts.
As a candidate for the highest office in Georgia, Abrams spoke openly about her financial difficulties in getting in touch with voters, the newspaper noted. Republicans, meanwhile, targeted their debts to discredit their ability to run the state budget.
Abrams said last month that she will not represent Georgia in the Senate, but according to the Journal Constitution, she is still considering another possible candidacy for the governor’s mansion.
Abrams also said Thursday that she was unwilling to close the door on a White House offer.
“Like I said, I’m watching what happens. I think we have a solid selection of candidates and I think they are having important conversations, ”Abrams said on MSNBC.
“But my mission is to make sure we maintain that awareness throughout the campaign. So I’ll keep watching and decide whether I have to step in. “