INDIANAPOLIS – Tennessee Trey Hollingsworth doesn’t just have a tax return problem, he once avoided paying property taxes for one of his businesses too.
In 2013, Tennessee Trey began a two-year legal battle after he missed a filing tax deadline for his business in Bluffton. Hollingsworth received about $800,000 for his business from the state, but owed more than $90,000 – forcing Hoosiers to foot this bill.
“Tennessee Trey will do anything to convince Hoosiers he’s one of them – even if it means deceiving Hoosiers,” said Drew Anderson, communications director. “If Tennessee Trey was a ‘proud Hoosier’ then he would have had no problem paying the property taxes he owed. However, Hoosiers are seeing right through his approach – using D.C. talking points and dark money to buy a seat in Congress. Hoosiers want someone who understands the issues that matter to them, and that person is not Tennessee Trey Hollingsworth.”
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: TENNESSEE TREY AVOIDED PAYING PROPERTY TAXES
IndyStar: “That year, Hollingsworth and a group of partners opened Alexin, an aluminum casting plant in Bluffton, collecting more than $800,000 in state incentives from 2008 to 2012. […] The company also received a 10-year personal property tax abatement, but missed a filing deadline in 2013 that prompted a two-year legal battle.In December, the Indiana Tax Court ruled his company — from which Hollingsworth reported earning an annual salary of between $100,001 and $1 million — owed more than $90,000.”