- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MSNBC host Touré Neblett owes the state of New York nearly $60,000 in taxes, National Review has revealed.

New York issued a state tax warrant to “The Cycle” co-host and his wife, Rita Nakouzi, for $46,862.68 in September 2013, according to public records. Six months later, the state issued an additional warrant to the couple for $12,849.87, National Review reported.

Mr. Neblett is an outspoken liberal critic of wealthy individuals and corporations who don’t pay taxes. “I think [Mitt] Romney’s tax problem is some years he paid zero % in taxes, or something close,” he tweeted in July 2012.

In January 2014, he tweeted: “Regressive taxation & tax-avoidance & union crushing & the financial corruption of legislation has fueled inequality more than hard work.”

And during an appearance on Al Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” in 2012, he blasted Republicans for fighting against tax increases, National Review reported.

“They’re all afraid to vote for a modest tax increase of people who can totally afford it,” Mr. Neblett said.

Mr. Sharpton, another MSNBC host, has more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses, according to a November New York Times report.

And just last week, the Winston-Salem Journal reported that MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry and her husband owe the IRS about $70,000 in delinquent taxes.

National Review also notes that New York filed a $4,948.15 tax warrant last month against former daytime MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid and her husband.

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