EDDY MORALES AND MORALES PUBLIC RELATIONS

In 2012, Eddy Morales tweeted, “I love paying taxes!”

In a Jan. 24, 2012, tweet, Eddy Morales wrote, “I love paying taxes! I like keeping up my country! Pay in get out! #SOTU”

On his campaign website, Eddy Morales touts that he started his own business, Morales Public Relations

According to Eddy Morales’ campaign website, he touts being an Oregonian since he was six and started a business. However, instead of registering his business in Oregon, Morales Public Relations was founded in 2013 in Nevada.

According to the Nevada Secretary of State, on April 18, 2013, Morales Public Relations, LLC, was formed in the state of Nevada. According to the Nevada Secretary of State, the managing members of the business are Eduardo Morales and High E. Harris of PO Box 1785, Gresham, OR 97030.

In February 2017, a distraint warrant was filed by the Oregon Department of Revenue against Morales Public Relations, LLC, for more than $7,500 in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest

According to a Feb. 24, 2017, Distraint Warrant filed by the Oregon Department of Revenue against Morales Public Relations, LLC of PO Box 1204, Gresham, OR 97030, “This warrant has been issued against the above named debtor(s) because the debt shown below has not been paid in full. This isn’t an arrest warrant. This warrant saves the same function as a court judgment. We use the warrant in collection actions, such as garnishment of wages and bank accounts, property seizures, federal tax refund offset, and creation of property liens. Certain payments, such as Social Security, are exempt from collection. If you are making payments under a payment plan, this warrant does not change the terms of your plan; continue with your payments as agreed.

“Interest will continue to accrue until $7,783.50 balance is paid.”

Account Period Ending Tax Penelty/Fee Interest Total
TriMet Payroll June 30, 2015 $88.45 $44.23 $6.45 $139.13
TriMet Payroll Sept. 30, 2015 $88.45 $44.23 $5.55 $138.23
TriMet Payroll Dec. 31, 2015 $88.45 $44.23 $4.67 $137.35
TriMet Payroll Mar. 31, 2016 $88.45 $44.23 $3.87 $138.39
TriMet Payroll June 30, 2016 $88.45 $44.23 $2.76 $137.28
Withholding June 30, 2015 $909.00 $491.50 $66.44 $1,466.94
Withholding Sept. 30, 2015 $909.00 $454.50 $57.15 $1,420.65
Withholding Dec. 31, 2015 $909.00 $454.50 $48.16 $1,411.66
Withholding Mar. 31, 2016 $909.00 $454.50 $38.97 $1,402.47
Withholding June 30, 2016 $909.00 $454.50 $27.90 $1,391.40
In February 2019, a distraint warrant was filed by the Oregon Department of Revenue against Eduardo Morales for more than $18,500 in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest

According to a Feb. 14, 2019, Distraint Warrant filed by the Oregon Department of Revenue against Eduardo Morales of PO Box 1785, Gresham, OR 97030, “This warrant has been issued against the above named debtor(s) because the debt shown below has not been paid in full. This warrant saves the same function as a court judgment. We use the warrant in collection actions such as garnishment of wages and bank accounts, property seizures, federal tax refund offset, and creation of property liens. If you are making payments under a payment plan, this warrant does not change the terms of your plan; continue with your payments as agreed.

“Interest will continue to accrue until $18,754.31 balance is paid.”

Account Period Ending Tax Penelty/Fee Interest Total
Withholding June 30, 2015 $909.00 $565.50 $8229.03 $1,703.53
Withholding Sept. 30, 2015 $909.00 $454.50 $219.74 $1,583.24
Withholding Dec. 31, 2015 $909.00 $454.50 $210.75 $1,574.25
Withholding Mar. 31, 2016 $909.00 $454.50 $201.56 $1,565.06
Withholding June 30, 2016 $909.00 $454.50 $190.49 $1,553.99
Withholding Sept. 30, 2016 $909.00 $454.50 $169.76 $1,533.26
Withholding Dec. 31, 2016 $909.00 $454.50 $152.45 $1,515.95
Withholding Mar. 31, 2017 $909.00 $454.50 $131.48 $1,494.98
Withholding June 30, 2017 $909.00 $454.50 $111.08 $1,474.58
Withholding Sept. 30, 2017 $909.00 $454.50 $90.56 $1,454.06
Withholding Dec. 31, 2017 $909.00 $454.50 $70.04 $1,433.54
Withholding Mar. 31, 2018 $909.00 $909.00 $49.87 $1,867.87
TOTAL $18,754.87
In March 2019, a distraint warrant was filed by the Oregon Department of Revenue against Morales Public Relations, LLC, for more than $13,500 in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest

According to a March 7, 2019, Distraint Warrant filed by the Oregon Department of Revenue against Morales Public Relations of PO Box 1785, Gresham, OR 97030, “This warrant has been issued against the above named debtor(s) because the debt shown below has not been paid in full. This isn’t an arrest warrant. This warrant saves the same function as a court judgment. We use the warrant in collection actions, such as garnishment of wages and bank accounts, property seizures, federal tax refund offset, and creation of property liens. Certain payments, such as Social Security, are exempt from collection. If you are making payments under a payment plan, this warrant does not change the terms of your plan; continue with your payments as agreed.

“Interest will continue to accrue until $13,518.85 balance is paid.”

Account Period Ending Tax Penelty/Fee Interest Total
TriMet Payroll Sept. 30, 2016 $89.68 $81.84 $17.26 $188.78
TriMet Payroll Dec. 31, 2016 $83.37 $41.68 $14.52 $139.57
TriMet Payroll Mar. 31, 2017 $84.50 $42.24 $12.74 $$139.48
TriMet Payroll June 30, 2017 $84.50 $42.24 $10.84 $137.58
WH Rec/iWire Dec. 31, 2016 $0.00 $100.00 $0.00 $100.00
WH Rec/iWire Dec. 31, 2017 $0.00 $150.00 $0.00 $150.00
Withholding Sept. 30, 2016 $909.00 $454.50 $174.99 $1,538.49
Withholding Dec. 31, 2016 $909.00 $454.50 $157.68 $1,521.18
Withholding Mar. 31, 2017 $909.00 $454.50 $136.71 $1,500.21
Withholding June 30, 2017 $909.00 $454.50 $116.31 $1,479.81
Withholding Sept. 30, 2017 $909.00 $454.50 $95.79 $1,459.29
Withholding Dec. 31, 2017 $909.00 $454.50 $75.27 $1,438.77
Withholding Mar. 31, 2018 $909.00 $909.00 $55.10 $1,873.10
Withholding June 30, 2018 $909.00 $909.00 $34.59 $1,852.59

In September 2019, a distraint warrant was filed by the Oregon Department of Revenue against Morales Public Relations, LLC, for $132 in unpaid penalty and interest

According to a Sept. 16, 2019, Distraint Warrant filed by the Oregon Department of Revenue against Morales Public Relations of PO Box 1785, Gresham, OR 97030, “This warrant has been issued against the above named debtor(s) because the debt shown below has not been paid in full. This isn’t an arrest warrant. This warrant saves the same function as a court judgment. We use the warrant in collection actions, such as garnishment of wages and bank accounts, property seizures, federal tax refund offset, and creation of property liens. Certain payments, such as Social Security, are exempt from collection. If you are making payments under a payment plan, this warrant does not change the terms of your plan; continue with your payments as agreed.”

According to the warrant, the outstanding amount was a balance of $132.00 in penalty/fees for WH Rec/iWire.