Chris Barlowe OWES over $300,000 in taxes at the federal level

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OMG

Lenoir, NC

#1 Oct 14, 2010
Below are some links that will enable anyone with a computer to view the Federal Tax Liens that have been filed against Chris Barlowe's company, Gateway Grading & Development:

This tax lien information is of a public nature and is available for view by all citizens. The tax liens are specified as being for unpaid Employees' withheld Federal income tax, Social Security tax, and Medicare tax, as well as the Employer's share of Social Security and Medicare tax. The periods for which these unpaid Federal taxes are due date back as far as March, 2008 according to the NC Secretary of State website.(Furthermore, this "withholding" came from his employees--in essence he "stole" the monies from his employees' paychecks. This is serious folks.

To date he has FIVE liens levied against him.

http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/taxliens/Tax...

http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/taxliens/Tax...

http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/taxliens/Tax...

http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/taxliens/Tax...

http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/taxliens/Tax...

A rough calculation of these unpaid Form 941 taxes totals $367,711.85, not including interest and penalties due.

Do you want to do your own search? Here is the link.
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/taxliens/sea ...

Too bad the Lenoir News Topic doesn't have any investigative skills--because this should be on the FRONT page of the newspaper.
Wowzer

Lenoir, NC

#2 Oct 14, 2010
This guy is clearly in way over his head financially...and since he can't manage his own finances, he needs to stop asking us to "trust" him to manage the county finances.

If you vote for Chris Barlowe you're just stupid.
Please

Lenoir, NC

#3 Oct 14, 2010
Chris Barlowe is a disgrace. He should resign from the race now.
taxpayer

Casar, NC

#4 Oct 14, 2010
If Chris Barlowe was keeping his employees' withholding tax (social security,unemployment, and medicare) then he was/is stealing from his employees, not just the gov't.

There is no way this guy should be in public office much less a county commissioner!!!

Since: Oct 10

Lenoir

#5 Oct 15, 2010
I could be wrong and most likely am but it was my understanding that when a company doesn't pay his employee taxes and S.S. their company is shut down right away, I say this because I knew someone that did this and he lost his business, same day! They just locked his doors and he and his employees were out of work.

So before deciding on who one will or not vote for, please look deep into it and make sure all the facts are indeed true.
Ticktocktax

Lenoir, NC

#6 Oct 16, 2010
Joanmarie wrote:
I could be wrong and most likely am but it was my understanding that when a company doesn't pay his employee taxes and S.S. their company is shut down right away, I say this because I knew someone that did this and he lost his business, same day! They just locked his doors and he and his employees were out of work.
So before deciding on who one will or not vote for, please look deep into it and make sure all the facts are indeed true.
Unfortunately you are wrong. They won't be shut down right away. It could still happen, but the time line often depends on how much money is owed, where that amount stands in relation to other cases, whether or not there are any assets to seize and whether or not the party in violation has started to make amends. So, I don't know why the government hasn't shut them down, but it could be one or more of those reasons.

Personally, I think anyone who can't manage their own finances has no business asking the voters to allow them to manage the county finances.

Chris Barlowe undervalued his assets and that is why he has a 56,000 tax bill. Undervaluing your assets is cheating. Chris Barlowe has 5 tax liens against him by the Federal Gov because he didn't pay his payroll taxes. This is NOT the kind of person we need to put in office.
Agreed

Lenoir, NC

#7 Oct 17, 2010
Ticktocktax wrote:
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Unfortunately you are wrong. They won't be shut down right away. It could still happen, but the time line often depends on how much money is owed, where that amount stands in relation to other cases, whether or not there are any assets to seize and whether or not the party in violation has started to make amends. So, I don't know why the government hasn't shut them down, but it could be one or more of those reasons.
Personally, I think anyone who can't manage their own finances has no business asking the voters to allow them to manage the county finances.
Chris Barlowe undervalued his assets and that is why he has a 56,000 tax bill. Undervaluing your assets is cheating. Chris Barlowe has 5 tax liens against him by the Federal Gov because he didn't pay his payroll taxes. This is NOT the kind of person we need to put in office.
Ticktocktax is correct on his breakdown of the scenarios of why Gateway Grading is still operational.

I also agree that Chris Barlowe is not the right person to elect as county commissioner. He has NOT shown himself to be fiscally responsible with his own finances...how can we trust him to be fiscally responsible with the county finances?
Ben Mafia

Lenoir, NC

#8 Oct 18, 2010
Barlowe has no right to manage my tax money and besides the fact that he will be a nothing but a Ben yes man. I am a dyed in the wool R and have been all my life but the only way we are going to start turning this county around is to stop voting so partisan. I will vote for the best person not the party and I suggest the same for everyone.
Wondering

Lenoir, NC

#9 Oct 18, 2010
Why isn't the News Topic reporting this? Is it because the of the tongue lashing they took from Ben Griffin the last time the reported the truth? This is much bigger than the 57K that he owes the county.

Rediculous

Marion, NC

#10 Oct 19, 2010
Wondering wrote:
Why isn't the News Topic reporting this? Is it because the of the tongue lashing they took from Ben Griffin the last time the reported the truth? This is much bigger than the 57K that he owes the county.
It's because the IRS debt is for his privately held corporation. Yes it is public knowledge, but I think you would be surprised at how many businesses around here fell behind on 941 taxes in the last few years. Especially contractors. I know a lot of jobs went bad, sub contractors were left owed BIG money on private jobs that went bankrupt and then the economy took a quick big hit. I am not defending the amount the company owes, just trying to share some perspective. I don't believe that anyone should be running for public office while their business is in the shape this his obviously is in. I personally don't know how he sleeps at night. I couldn't knowing I owed such a large sum to the IRS. They are extremely vigilient in enforcing collections on trust fund accounts like 941. Thus, the tax liens on property and probably bank accounts, A/R, you name it they can do it.
republican rag

United States

#11 Oct 19, 2010
Its because LNT is a republican rag and they refuse to print negative information on certain republican candidates. This has been occuring for years.
Wondering wrote:
Why isn't the News Topic reporting this? Is it because the of the tongue lashing they took from Ben Griffin the last time the reported the truth? This is much bigger than the 57K that he owes the county.
Hardly

Lenoir, NC

#12 Oct 19, 2010
republican rag wrote:
Its because LNT is a republican rag and they refuse to print negative information on certain republican candidates. This has been occuring for years.
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The LNT is hardly a "republican rag". I think they're just incompetent at reporting the news.

Speaking of incompetent, Chris Barlowe appears incompetent at managing his finances...I guess we shouldn't "trust" him to manage the county finances either.
Whoa

Lenoir, NC

#13 Oct 21, 2010
After looking at those links, it would seem that Chris Barlowe owes closer to 400,000 than 300,000. He won't be getting my vote.
ABC

Lenoir, NC

#14 Oct 21, 2010
Chris Barlowe isn't a bad guy. He just got caught short on his payroll taxes. Give him a break, he is one of a few in Caldwell who gives people jobs.
taxes

Hillsborough, NC

#15 Oct 22, 2010
ABC wrote:
Chris Barlowe isn't a bad guy. He just got caught short on his payroll taxes. Give him a break, he is one of a few in Caldwell who gives people jobs.
Nope..No Break here...He put his name on the line and should have known better. Get your house in order then run for office.
i agree

United States

#16 Oct 23, 2010
I agree, and according to today's paper Chris Barlowe is still trying to get his house in order. He would rather pay a tax attorney monies than pay the interest and penalties he owes. At least Don Barrier took responsibility for his late taxes and paid all the interest without running to a lawyer.
taxes wrote:
<quoted text>Nope..No Break here...He put his name on the line and should have known better. Get your house in order then run for office.
ABC

Lenoir, NC

#17 Oct 24, 2010
OMG wrote:
Below are some links that will enable anyone with a computer to view the Federal Tax Liens that have been filed against Chris Barlowe's company, Gateway Grading & Development:
This tax lien information is of a public nature and is available for view by all citizens. The tax liens are specified as being for unpaid Employees' withheld Federal income tax, Social Security tax, and Medicare tax, as well as the Employer's share of Social Security and Medicare tax. The periods for which these unpaid Federal taxes are due date back as far as March, 2008 according to the NC Secretary of State website.(Furthermore, this "withholding" came from his employees--in essence he "stole" the monies from his employees' paychecks. This is serious folks.
To date he has FIVE liens levied against him.
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/taxliens/Tax...
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/taxliens/Tax...
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/taxliens/Tax...
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/taxliens/Tax...
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/taxliens/Tax...
A rough calculation of these unpaid Form 941 taxes totals $367,711.85, not including interest and penalties due.
Do you want to do your own search? Here is the link.
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/taxliens/sea ...
Too bad the Lenoir News Topic doesn't have any investigative skills--because this should be on the FRONT page of the newspaper.
According to the paper, your post is vastly in error. All of these liens have been paid. Only the interest and penalties are outstanding.
nice guy

Newton, NC

#18 Oct 25, 2010
ABC wrote:
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According to the paper, your post is vastly in error. All of these liens have been paid. Only the interest and penalties are outstanding.
Not exactly! According to Chris Barlow, everything but interest and penalties have been paid. But the IRS doesn't comment on partial payment - so they won't comment whether Mr. Barlow has paid all of any of these taxes. That means if you believe he has paid the tax, you only have Chris Barlow as your source of information. So the post is correct, >$300,000 is what has been or currently is owed by Mr. Barlow.
caldwell guy

United States

#19 Oct 25, 2010
And if Mr. Barlow is all you believe then i have a swamp in Florida to sell you.
Has anyone noticed how much Rocky Brooks takes up for the BG crowd on the radio.. It is like a propaganda machine for the BG crowd. He is entitled to his opinion, but i am entitled to not to listen. He seems to have always used the morining show to shill for the BG crowd but the 630 AM WJRI program this morning he all but called those of us not supporting BG and his cronies unpatriotic. Must be nice for the BG crowd to have one die hard radion DJ. Mr. Brooks was taking issue with the local paper and those writing letters warning of the designs BG has for total conrol. There may be some out there but i have yet to meet but a few citizens with a college education around here that support BG. Mr. Brooks being the notable exception.
Rocky Who Rocky What

Lenoir, NC

#20 Oct 25, 2010
caldwell guy wrote:
And if Mr. Barlow is all you believe then i have a swamp in Florida to sell you.
Has anyone noticed how much Rocky Brooks takes up for the BG crowd on the radio.. It is like a propaganda machine for the BG crowd. He is entitled to his opinion, but i am entitled to not to listen. He seems to have always used the morining show to shill for the BG crowd but the 630 AM WJRI program this morning he all but called those of us not supporting BG and his cronies unpatriotic. Must be nice for the BG crowd to have one die hard radion DJ. Mr. Brooks was taking issue with the local paper and those writing letters warning of the designs BG has for total conrol. There may be some out there but i have yet to meet but a few citizens with a college education around here that support BG. Mr. Brooks being the notable exception.
Rocky Brooks is a total and complete "has been". No one listens to him unless they are a relic. What is worse is that hack Paul Teague. Teague practically drops to his knees, genuflecs and gives him a proverbial rim job every time he meets up with Benny-boy.

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