AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage says a formal notification that his family owes $1,400 in back taxes in Florida opens the door to resolving the matter.
LePage acknowledges his wife Ann got a letter from a property appraiser in Volusia County, Fla., after she improperly received a permanent-resident tax credit on her home there.
LePage previously said his wife made a paperwork error when she claimed residency in Florida while also claiming residency in Maine, seeking homestead exemptions in both states. The family bought a home in Florida in 2008 so Ann could care for her ailing mother.
LePage now describes the letter as a formality and thanks the appraiser.