86 / 69
      85 / 67
      85 / 69

      Haley business didn't pay taxes on time

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Records show the business owned by the family of South Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley has been penalized for failing to pay taxes three times since 2003.

      Haley has frequently cited her experience as an accountant for her family's clothing store, saying the state needs such business knowledge at its helm.

      Records obtained by The Associated Press show two of the tax liens were for failing to pay corporate income taxes and one was for not turning over taxes withheld from employee checks. All have been resolved.

      In a statement Thursday, Haley's campaign said she is running in part because she wants to cut red tape and taxes that are too burdensome.

      Related Stories Haley: SC needs stronger immigration law Sheheen, Haley spar over jobs, immigration Gov. candidates weigh in on debate challenge

      Last month, a review of Haley's personal income taxes showed she has paid fines for failing to pay them on time.

      (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

      Check out our Politics Page for more on the election and candidates.