The Corner

Kerry Pays Up

His Bay State ’sails’ tax:

Sen. John Kerry will voluntarily pay $500,000 in taxes to the state of Massachusetts – a move that forestalls a potential investigation into whether the Bay State’s senior senator attempted to evade the hefty levy by docking his $7 million yacht in Rhode Island.

“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 statement. “That payment is being made promptly.”

And you thought Martha Coakley had problems.

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