Tax problems could have led to Warner Robins mayor's suicide

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 12:29 PM
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WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — The widow of former Warner Robins Mayor Donald Walker says tax problems that could have hurt his re-election campaign may have contributed to his death.

The late Donald Walker, former mayor of Warner Robins near Macon  AP
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The late Donald Walker, former mayor of Warner Robins near Macon

Patricia Walker told WMAZ-TV that her husband was upset after learning that the Internal Revenue Service had more than $33,000 in liens against his properties. That news came three days before his Sept. 28 death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Patricia Walker said the tax problem surfaced in April 2007. But she said her husband thought the problem had been resolved until an IRS legal notice appeared in a Houston County newspaper on Sept. 25.

Patricia Walker said she had paid the full amount to the IRS a week before her husband died. Walker's accountant said the IRS had promised to lift the liens by Oct. 19.

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amazing2
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amazing2 10/17/09 - 12:30 pm
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People are checking out of

People are checking out of this world over crazy stuff.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 10/17/09 - 01:03 pm
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Permanent solution to a

Permanent solution to a temporary problem. So sad.

APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 10/17/09 - 01:40 pm
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The IRS can ruin your life

The IRS can ruin your life and your family welfare. I know a situation where a kid had to drop out of college because his Dad made an honest reporting mistake. Take that back, his accountant made a mistake but none the less, the taxpayer is responsible for the accuracy of the returns. A stiff fine and a bank account lock down ruined this kids education and the reputation of his family.

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corgimom 10/17/09 - 03:04 pm
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A bank lockdown doesn't

A bank lockdown doesn't happen if you work with the IRS, only if you disregard their notices. And it takes years for a bank account freeze to happen. You aren't getting the full story.

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Junket831 10/17/09 - 03:07 pm
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This is why we need TAX

This is why we need TAX SIMPLIFICATION. While I think all of us would prefer less taxes to what we are paying, I would gladly take a simplified system over the crazy, complicated system we are forced to live with today. The sad part is that even CPAs can't figure it out. At best it is an educated guess, especially when the income is from a variety of sources, including property, etc. My prayers continue to go out to the Walker family. Holding a political position is not worth giving up your life because of a tax mess.

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soldout 10/17/09 - 04:42 pm
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The fair tax or a national

The fair tax or a national sales eliminates all tax fraud, errors and forms. It would be so nice. The revenue received would be shocking because so much income is under the table and untaxed these days. Another cause of suicide can be low cholesterol according to an article from J Clin Psychiartry 69:12 . Other studies show cholesterol medicine lowers your mental ability so when we ask "what were they thinking?" the answer may be that they weren't thinking well if on a cholesterol medicine. More heart attacks happen to those with low cholesterol than high so I don't see the point in taking a drug to lower a number that has no meaning as far as health or length of life.

corgimom
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corgimom 10/17/09 - 05:08 pm
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Yeah, soldout, there's a lot

Yeah, soldout, there's a lot of under-the-table fraud out there, especially over the Internet. Like scams like twocornertiming.com, where it's rated #1 by timertrac- where the same people own BOTH BUSINESSES. Pretty easy to rate your own business #1, that's fair and impartial, right?

soldout
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soldout 10/17/09 - 05:30 pm
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corgimom; two corner is

corgimom; two corner is making me and others good money. I have a model tracking every trade he makes.

corgimom
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corgimom 10/17/09 - 05:36 pm
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All scams start out making

All scams start out making you money. That's why it's a scam. If those people had the magic formula, they sure wouldn't be peddling it on the Internet, and they wouldn't be living in Fruit Heights Utah. Don't you have ANY common sense? Right now the market is up, a chimpanzee could throw darts at a board and pick stocks (which has been done in the past, btw) and make money.

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soldout 10/17/09 - 06:49 pm
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Corgimom per timertac email

Corgimom per timertac email just recieved as follows...No, Two Corner is not affiliated with us other than we track them. However, we may license their systems if they keep up the good work.

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Riverman1 10/17/09 - 08:14 pm
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If people start killing

If people start killing themselves for cheating on taxes, we'll have guns going off everywhere and it'll sound like the 4th of July.

corgimom
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corgimom 10/17/09 - 08:23 pm
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You have got to be the most

You have got to be the most gullible person on the face of the Earth. OF COURSE they are going to tell you they aren't affilliated. Don't you find it really strange that they both are in Fruit Heights UT, population 5,300? Hey, if they sent you an email saying they were Martians, would you believe that too?

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Vera Donavon 10/17/09 - 08:46 pm
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This is sad. Commit suicide

This is sad. Commit suicide over money? Over the IRS? I ain't killing myself over nothing or no one!! Have a little faith in God why not.

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