COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -- South Carolina Republican gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley has repeatedly paid fines for not paying her income taxes on time.
Tax records released Wednesday by Haley's campaign show she and her husband have filed their taxes late since at least 2004. Haley is a fiscal conservative and tea party favorite who cites her experience as an accountant on the campaign trail.
The state legislator and her husband have been fined nearly $4,500 over five years.
Haley's spokesman Rob Godfrey says the Haleys filed extensions when necessary and have paid what was required.
The Haleys jointly made $65,700 in 2004, the year she first won her state House seat. They reported $196,300 last year.
Haley faces Democrat Vincent Sheheen, a state senator, in November.