LaToya Cantrell has paid her taxes, she says during New Orleans mayor reelection campaign

By WBOK Staff

Thursday, August 26, 2021

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell no longer owes back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a federal tax database, potentially putting to rest any revival of the tax controversy that dogged her 2017 election campaign and re-appeared during her first term. 

During an interview Wednesday with members of the editorial board of the Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate, Cantrell said she successfully appealed an IRS finding that she and her family owed roughly $95,000 in taxes over six years ending in 2018. 

A search of federal tax information Wednesday indicated that more than $122,000 in liens had been released against Cantrell and her husband, attorney Jason Cantrell. The IRS also released another $24,010 in liens against Jason Cantrell alone. 

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