Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker gets home tax exemption… in Texas

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Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee for a seat in the U.S. Senate, will receive a tax exemption for maintaining his primary residence in Texas, according to public records, even though he is running for election and lives in Georgia.

It’s unclear if Walker will run afoul of Texas tax laws, and the Texas comptroller’s office notes that you can still get the break if you don’t establish a primary residence elsewhere, if you plan to return to the house in Texas and “you’re gone”. less than two years.” The U.S. Constitution also only requires Senate candidates to reside in the state they will serve once elected.

Walker has since voted twice in Georgia. The state maintains a flexible list of requirements to run for office, UKTN reports, meaning the main issue may be political rather than legal.

The Texas Tribune reported that housing exemptions have been an eyesore for several politicians in recent years. Former Texas governor Rick Perry (R) paid back some property taxes after applying for an exemption for a house his daughter lived in when she attended Texas A&M University.

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Walker will face Warnock in a runoff election on December 6 after neither candidate receives the 50% of the vote needed to win the seat definitively in the November 8 election.

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