JEFFERSON CITY — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday more than $280,000 in back personal property taxes on an airplane she partly owns is being paid.
The Missouri Democrat said checks covering the taxes were to be sent Monday to St. Louis County, where the twin-engine eight-seater is hangared.
The plane is owned by a company in which McCaskill and her husband have an ownership interest. McCaskill's Senate office paid to use the plane, though she repaid the U.S. Treasury. McCaskill said Monday her husband has agreed to sell the plane, and she doesn't plan to use it again.
McCaskill called the unpaid taxes a mistake and said she takes responsibility. She also said there was no attempt to hide the plane's existence, and noted that monthly sales taxes have been paid on it for several years.