Jill Holtzman-Vogel and her family own two homes. One is in Upperville, the other is in Washington DC. She has been receiving a "homestead" tax break on the DC condo she owns since 2005, but that tax break is only available if the property is the taxpayer's primary residence.
Since 2005, city records show Jill Holtzman Vogel (R) and her husband have received a homestead deduction on the property taxes they pay on a condominium they own near Washington Circle. To get the $60,000 annual deduction, the owner must declare the home as their primary residence. - The Washington PostJill Holtzman-Vogel is capable of filing detailed campaign finance reports, but claims to be unaware of a tax break claimed on her taxes. It is interesting to note that candidate Holtzman-Vogel received a $60,000 tax deduction even as her family self-financed $84,000 of her state senate campaign.
The couple paid $995,000 for the condominium at The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton in November 2005. It was a place to sleep occasionally instead of commuting back to Upperville every night, he [Alex Vogel, Jill's husband -P13] said. Vogel said he gets a tax statement from the D.C. government in the mail, but that he doesn’t look at it. He said he just files it. The mortgage company pays the property taxes.It's interesting to note that Holtzman-Vogel's solution to our traffic problems was just to buy another home closer to where she'd like to be: Washington DC. It's unfortunate that most of her prospective constituents do not have the option of just buying a million-dollar condo in Washington DC to make the commute a little bit easier.
Giving candidate Holtzman-Vogel the benefit of the doubt, perhaps she was simply ignorant of the niceties of law, taxes and financing.
Jill currently has a nationally recognized law practice in Warrenton, counseling non-profits, corporations, and other clients on tax exempt regulations, ethics rules, corporate law and campaign finance. - "Jill Vogel for Senate" websiteThen again, maybe she should have known (or did know) exactly what she was doing. Either way, she should not represent the 27th District in the state senate.