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    Herschel Walker, Republican candidate in Georgia, receives tax exemption as a resident of Texas

    Herschel Walker, Republican candidate in Georgia, receives tax exemption as a resident of Texas

    Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate for Senate in Georgia, you are receiving a tax break on your Texas home which is intended for major residents of the state, even though he currently lives and is running for a Georgia government position in the 2022 elections.

    Public tax records first reported by CNN show that Walker will receive a home tax break of about $1,500 this year for his Dallas-area home, which he listed as his primary residence, potentially running into conflict. both with Texas tax rules as with Some Georgia rules about establishing residence for the purpose of voting or running for office.

    Walker registered to vote in Atlanta, Georgia in 2021 after living in Texas for two decades and voting infrequently. In Texas, the regulations for homeowners say that you can only take the exemption at your “principal residence”.

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    Walker took tax breaks in 2021 and 2022 for his Texas home, even after launching a run for the Senate in Georgia, an official with the Tarrant County Tax Assessors office told CNN’s KFile.

    Walker’s campaign did not respond to CNN’s repeated requests for comment.

    Walker will face Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in a December runoff election after neither candidate garnered more than 50% of the vote in the November midterm elections.

    Politicians in Texas have landed in hot water in the past, for improperly taking the mentioned tax exemptionincluding former Governor Rick Perry, and have generally agreed to pay back taxes.

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    To run for office and vote in Georgia, 15 rules are considered, not all of which must be met, to establish residencywhich include where the resident gets their home tax exemption and where they intend to live permanently.

    The US Constitution only requires that a prospective senator be a resident of their state when elected.

    The Georgia Supreme Court decided that the candidate could stay on the ballot, saying that 7 of the 15 rules showed he had ties to the district.

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    11Alive News, a local Georgia station, first reported that Walker took the homestead exemption on his Texas home in 2020.

    Walker, despite voting twice in Georgia and running for the Senate in the state, has maintained exemption from paying Texas taxes, according to public records.

    It may interest you:

    – Georgia Supreme Court denies Republicans to stop voting for runoff election
    – Warnock has a slight lead over Walker for the Georgia runoff
    – Senator Lindsey Graham testified before jury for attempt to overturn Georgia election in 2020

    Source: La Opinion

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