The Arkansas Lottery Commission has hired a North Little Rock attorney who offered to represent the lottery at no charge in its appeal of a tax assessment of nearly $100,000. reports the Associated Press. The Internal Revenue Service says the lottery owes penalties and interest for twice being late — by one day each time — in paying federal withholding taxes on prizes.
The commission on Monday hired attorney Carrold Ray for the appeal. Ray told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the no charge offer was his idea. Ray said in a letter to commission attorney Bishop Woosley that he’ll work at no charge provided he gets the support and cooperation of the commission’s lawyers, the attorney general the Department of Finance and Administration’s revenue legal counsel.