Former staffers for Mike Bloomberg’s short-lived presidential campaign have been shocked to find out that their tax bills are much higher than they anticipated, with their income listed tens of thousands of dollars more than their previous salaries.
Politico reported Tuesday that former aides have started receiving their tax forms, which list higher incomes due to paid housing and other benefits they received while working for the failed presidential campaign.
“In interviews, former Bloomberg aides said they were stunned by the high amounts, examples of which were reviewed by POLITICO. One staffer was shown to have been compensated more than $50,000 than they earned. In another case, a former staffer’s gross amount was about $25,000 more. Others had incomes that were in the range of $10,000 more than what they were paid,” Politico reported.
Representatives for the Bloomberg campaign reportedly told the former aides that these additional taxes they’re told they owe were already paid for by the campaign.