He initially said Friday that he "never claimed" a homestead credit in Pulaski County, and "it was assigned to me," without his knowledge.
However, the assessor's office has a homestead credit application, dated March 2, 2007, and signed by Hutchinson.
After he was faxed a copy of the application by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Hutchinson said it appears that the property record is correct and that he's surprised that he had filled it out.
“Today’s troubling revelation by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette that Congressman Hutchinson cheated on his taxes and then evaded penalties for doing so is just more disturbing proof that Congressman Hutchinson is out of touch with working families in Arkansas.
“As a DC insider and registered Virginia voter, Congressman Hutchinson left a job at Homeland Security, and the very next day was hired to lobby Homeland Security by a powerful DC lobbying firm. He opposes a ballot initiative to raise Arkansas’s minimum wage. He refuses to protect the state’s bipartisan private option. He won’t cut income taxes for the 40 percent of working Arkansans who make less than $20,400 a year, saying their taxes are already ‘very low.’ And, he supports privatizing Social Security.
“Congressman Hutchinson is too disconnected to fight for working families in Arkansas who are expected to pay their taxes properly and pay fines when they don’t. It’s become clear that the only person Congressman Hutchinson is looking out for is himself."