Santorum up to date on taxes; previous report incorrect
May 27, 2011 4:30 PM
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Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and his wife own this home at 111 Stephens Lane, Penn Hills.
By Daniel Malloy Post-Gazette Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum paid a penalty for a late Penn Hills property tax filing in 2010, but his taxes are up to date.
An earlier version of this story was incorrect in stating that Mr. Santorum was delinquent on his taxes. The initial report was based on an outdated Allegheny County lien.
Penn Hills township filed a lien against Mr. Santorum for $487.60 in October for unpaid 2009 property taxes, according to Allegheny County court documents. But county real estate records show that Mr. Santorum paid the taxes -- he just did so a few months late, with a $39.77 fee tacked on. The real estate records also show Mr. Santorum paid on time this year for his 2010 property taxes.
Mr. Santorum, who lost his Senate seat in 2006 after two terms, plans to announce a campaign for president June 6 in Somerset.