Portsmouth State Rep's Parents Must Pay $1.3 Million in Back Taxes

The Supreme Court has ruled that a former Portsmouth couple must pay late taxes totaling more than $1.3 million.

, a former Portsmouth couple and parents of State Rep. Dan Reilly, must pay back all unpaid taxes according to a court ruling Thursday. 

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has ruled that William J. and Marielle T. Reilly of Florida, formerly of Portsmouth, must pay back unpaid taxes totaling $1.3 million, reports The Providence Journal. 

In 2011, the Reillys appeared on the list of top 100 most-delinquent personal income taxpayers in the state of Rhode Island. The couple of Boca Raton, FL, then owed the state $1,372,976.85 in unpaid income taxes.

Their son, Rep. Dan Reilly (Republican- District 72, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth), recently announced his declaration to run for . Reilly cited tax reform in his announcement. 

“We still have an unsustainable tax climate,” said Reilly at the time. “The tax reform that happened before I got there, hasn’t gotten the job done.”

Reilly, 23, graduated from Providence College with a bachelor's degree in general studies this past spring. The freshmen representative plans to attend Roger Williams Law School in the fall. 

Mike Sousa July 05, 2012 at 05:59 PM
How did it come to be that this couple owes so much? What is the story here?
Joe Sousa. July 05, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Patch should spend more time on the story so reader can understand why they dispute the Tax Claim . Dan Reilly has nothing to do with this story. More facts, less got you cheap shots. I have been nothing but impressed with Dan's work in the legislature . He has taken on the challenge with intelligence ,and true grit. Go Dan!
BILL KELLY July 06, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Let's do background checks on all the writers here to make it fair. The kid is a model citizen and brilliant student. (And I did not vote for him.) Why not look at the facts? The reason they want tolls on an overpass in Portsmouth is there is no way to fight them.
BILL KELLY July 06, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Wait, they could have paid for a good bit of that windmill that doesn't work!
Cheryl July 06, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Some of his work in the legislaure was cosponsoring a bill to require an procedure to determine the sex of a fetus prior to an abortion.
Sandy McGee (Editor) July 06, 2012 at 02:06 PM
To Bill and Joe, a phone call and e-mail were made to Rep. Reilly yesterday to find out more information about the court case. Only an e-mail was returned, but Reilly did not wish to comment on the story. I welcome Rep. Reilly or his parents to comment here to explain the matter, send an e-mail to Sandy@Patch.com or call me at (401) 207-7811 and leave a voice message. They are welcome to comment and explain the reason behind this court case. @Joe Sousa - Please do not publish entire articles from other publications. This is against the TOS. You can post a link to the article and publication's Web page.
Ken July 06, 2012 at 03:20 PM
This article doesn't even make any sense. What does his parent's tax dispute have to do with his comments regarding corporate tax reform in that other article?
Mark Wyman July 07, 2012 at 10:20 AM
Joe why didn't you make this comment on the story about Governor Chafee's son what a hypocrite.
SoPo July 09, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Real hard-hitting journalism here. Why not find out what trouble Representative Reilly’s pets are getting into? Or, perhaps his neighbors are up to something nefarious that needs to be addressed. Is that all you got?


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