One down. At least nine more to go. A spokesman for the Idaho Tax Commission said embattled Rep. Phil Hart filed his 2009 income tax return just before the end of 2010. The commission had slapped Hart with a suit, arguing that Hart had pulled down a salary as a state lawmaker.
The Athol Republican still reportedly owes nearly $1 million in back taxes and penalties from the tax years 1997 through 2003, plus 2006 and 2008.
Hart was re-elected to a fourth term in the Idaho legislature in November.