Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

French press review: Macron 'just a step away' from Elysée Palace

Read more

THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Will the traditional alliance against France's National Front work in round two?

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Greek Cypriot negotiator: 'We regret that Turkey is distancing itself from Europe'

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Trump's intervention in Syria: How should the EU respond?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa: 20 children killed in bus crash near Pretoria

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

An Election in the Shadow of Terror

Read more

#TECH 24

How fintech is helping the unbanked

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Turning up the heat with French firefighters

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Champs-Elysées attack: What impact on Sunday's French election? (part 1)

Read more

Americas

Alleged tax evasion taints nominee for US treasury chief

Latest update : 2009-01-14

Obama's nominee for US treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, has been accused in the US media of evading social security and Medicare taxes. Obama's team has stated that Geithner had committed a clerical error.

AFP - The confirmation hopes of US treasury secretary designate Timothy Geithner were thrown into doubt Tuesday over questions about tax records and the immigration status of a former housekeeper.
  
President-elect Barack Obama's spokesman Robert Gibbs issued a statement admitting Geithner had made a "common mistake" on his taxes and was unaware the housekeeper's authorization had expired during her last three months on the job.
  
But Gibbs called on the Senate to confirm Geithner, saying he was the right man to lead the US economic recovery.
  
Earlier, the Wall Street Journal reported on its website that senators were probing suggestions that a housekeeper who worked briefly for Geithner had not had proper immigration papers.
  
It also said senators were concerned that Geithner did not pay social security and Medicare taxes for "multiple years."

Date created : 2009-01-14

COMMENT(S)