- Associated Press - Friday, September 30, 2016

PLAINFIELD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire town is contesting about $126,000 in charges federal officials say were incurred while maintaining a 100-acre compound at the center of a 2007 armed standoff.

The Valley News (https://bit.ly/2dwBmYk ) reports the Plainfield compound sold at auction for $205,000 last October. The town estimates it’s owed roughly $233,000 in back taxes, but the government offered about $30,000. The Internal Revenue Service claims $190,000 was spent on the property’s care.

The town argues in court filings the government’s receipts show “exorbitant” charges that had nothing to do with taking care of the property.

The property had belonged to Ed and Elaine Brown, who became anti-government celebrities when they held federal agents at bay after they were convicted of tax evasion and refused to surrender.

An IRS spokesman declined to comment.


Information from: Lebanon Valley News, https://www.vnews.com

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