RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has placed a more than $40,000 lien on the Vermont State Fairgrounds.
The Rutland Herald reports that the IRS filed the lien on Dec. 23 for nonpayment of taxes in 2012, despite the fact that the organization running the fair, Rutland County Agricultural Society, is considered a nonprofit organization exempt from taxes.
RCAS attorney Stacy Chapman said Wednesday that he could neither comment on nor provide the federal return form for tax-exempt organizations that the group might have filed in 2012.
Rutland City Treasurer Wendy Wilton also says that the fair owes the city about $11,000.
On Feb.8, the head of the Vermont State Fair was voted out of his post in a special meeting. The organization is conducting an internal audit.
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