Sen. John Kerry To Pay $500K Tax On Yacht

Kerry: "We intend to pay the equivalent taxes as if the boat’s home-port were currently in Massachusetts"

You know, Kerry kinda forgets things, like whether he threw his ribbon/medals over the White House fence, who was President when he was "in Cambodia"in 1968, and many more...So forgetting to pay a half million dollars is no surprise...

thebostonglobe
Senator John Kerry said today he will voluntarily cut a check to the state of Massachusetts for some $500,000 in sales tax for a yacht he purchased in Rhode Island earlier this year.

"We’ve reached out to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and made clear that, whether owed or not, we intend to pay the equivalent taxes as if the boat’s home-port were currently in Massachusetts," Kerry said in a statement released this afternoon. "That payment is being made promptly."

Kerry has been dogged by questions in recent days by questions about whether he purposely tried to evade taxes in his home state by listing the $7 million yacht's home berth as Newport, R.I., when he actually intended to use the boat at his summer home on Nantucket. His yacht purchase was first reported in the Boston Herald.
Just so you know, rollcall ranked the 50 richest members of congress, (this is out of 535 members)...lets see where John Kerry ranked:

Yep, the #1 richest member at a net worth of $230 million