HUNTER Biden failed to disclose payments from a Ukrainian energy company on his 2014 tax return, a new report claims.
Hunter Biden’s tax affairs are being investigated by the Department of Justice
In the email, Eric Schwerin, president of Biden’s firm Rosemont Seneca, told Hunter that his total income for the year was more than $1.2 million.
The news follows confirmation this week that the Justice Department is investigating Hunter Biden’s tax matters and his business dealings with China.
NBC News said that it obtained the email from Rudy Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello, who had access to the laptop that Hunter Biden reportedly left in a Delaware repair shop.
The laptop became the subject of scandal in the run up to the November presidential election.
The email from Schwerin read: “In 2014 you joined the Burisma board and we still need to amend your 2014 returns to reflect the unreported Burisma income.”
It is not known what, if any, action Hunter Biden took in response to the email or whether he amended his tax returns.
On Wednesday, Hunter confirmed he was the subject of a federal probe by the DoJ, which has been looking into his business affairs since 2018.
A statement on behalf of the Presdient-elect’s son said Biden Jnr takes the matter “very seriously”.
NBC says it has seen an email that contains details of $400,000 worth of payments from Ukrainian energy company BurismaCredit: Getty – Contributor
The Biden-Harris transition team said that Joe was ‘deeply proud of his son’Credit: Getty Images – Getty
“I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors,” it continued.
What was the Hunter Biden laptop scandal?
The laptop and emails in question were first obtained by the New York Post in October.
The emails, which were retrieved from a laptop hard drive, related to Hunter’s work with Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, as well as his work with a Chinese energy firm.
The Sun cannot independently confirm the authenticity of these documents.
This comes a year after federal agents seized a laptop from a Delaware computer repair shop whose owner claims it was left there by Hunter.
Federal authorities in Pennsylvania have also launched a criminal probe into a hospital business in which Joe Biden’s brother James was involved, another source told Politico.
In October, Fox News reported that the FBI subpoenaed the laptop and hard drive because it is linked to a money laundering investigation in late 2019.
It is unclear whether the money-laundering investigation is directly related to Hunter.
Reacting to the news, the Biden-Harris transition team said that Joe was “deeply proud of his son.”
It added that Hunter had “fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger.”
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