In a recent disclosure by the Philadelphia County office of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Ashley Biden, the youngest daughter of President Biden, has been reported to have outstanding income taxes. Documents reveal an imposed tax lien amounting to $5,079.44 on her assets, as detailed in a notice dated December 1.
The action stems from unpaid state income taxes for the years 2015 and 2021, aligning with significant periods in her father’s political career—during his vice-presidential term and his first year as president. Records indicate that Ashley Biden fell short in tax payments by $1,691 and $1,956 for these respective years. Subsequently, liens of $2,736 and $2,249 were placed on her property, including an additional charge for filing fees.
This financial scrutiny follows amidst broader public interest in Ashley Biden’s personal life, which has seen its share of public attention. Notably, her past has been marked by a hard-partying reputation and the more recent controversy involving the theft of her diary, leading to multiple news stories about her father during the climax of the 2020 election. The diary’s theft, along with other personal items from her Florida residence, was recently admitted to by two individuals in a Manhattan court.
Ashley Biden’s diary, containing personal reflections, was a part of the items stolen, which also included tax records and family photographs. One diary entry, in particular, gained widespread attention for its mention of childhood experiences with her father. These personal revelations coincide with the tax lien, which was filed shortly before her brother, Hunter Biden, faced legal challenges for tax evasion.
Hunter Biden’s indictment on charges related to evading nearly $1.4 million in taxes between 2016 and 2019 has brought additional scrutiny to the Biden family’s financial dealings. The charges against him include both felony and misdemeanor counts, potentially leading to significant prison time if convicted.
Commentary on these developments has been provided by Garrett Ziegler, a former aide to President Donald Trump and founder of the nonprofit Marco Polo. Ziegler criticized the Biden family for what he perceives as a contradiction between their public positions on tax fairness and their personal tax practices. He emphasized the timing of these revelations, especially in an election year, and expressed a commitment to impartiality in his reporting on the Biden family, regardless of the nature of the information.
Ashley Biden, in her own endeavors, has been working towards establishing a wellness space in Philadelphia aimed at assisting formerly incarcerated women. Drawing from her own experiences with therapy following the loss of her half-brother, Beau Biden, to cancer, she plans to offer holistic treatments to help others cope with trauma. Her past encounters with the law, including incidents during her college years, have been a part of her complex public profile.
In response to these reports, inquiries for comments were directed towards Ashley Biden’s legal representation and the White House, but responses have yet to be received at the time of this publication.