Newport State Rep's Parents Must Pay $1.3 Million in Back Taxes
The Supreme Court has ruled that a former Portsmouth couple must pay late taxes totaling more than $1.3 million.
The state's most delinquent taxpayers, a former Portsmouth couple and parents of State Rep. Dan Reilly, must pay back all unpaid taxes according to a court ruling Thursday.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court has ruled that William J. and Marielle T. Reilly of Florida, formerly of Portsmouth, must pay back unpaid taxes totaling $1.3 million, reports The Providence Journal.
In 2011, the Reillys appeared on the list of top 100 most-delinquent personal income taxpayers in the state of Rhode Island. The couple of Boca Raton, FL, then owed the state $1,372,976.85 in unpaid income taxes.
Their son, Rep. Dan Reilly (Republican- District 72, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth), recently announced his declaration to run for a second term in office. Reilly cited tax reform in his announcement.
“We still have an unsustainable tax climate,” said Reilly at the time. “The tax reform that happened before I got there, hasn’t gotten the job done.”
Reilly, 23, graduated from Providence College with a bachelor's degree in general studies this past spring. The freshmen representative plans to attend Roger Williams Law School in the fall.