Kent Hovind is on record as telling the New York Times, in an article published on October 3, 2003, the following:
”I haven’t filed a tax return in 30 years,” he said.
Hovind also states in the following video at 02:18: “I haven’t filed any income tax in 28 years.”
Consider that Kent Hovind owned nine parcels in Pensacola, and Creation Science Evangelism/Dinosaur Adventure Land brought in somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 million-plus in those years, and this is a man who should have been paying taxes.
Hovind was convicted of not paying taxes for his employees, as required by law, in 2006. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. A couple of years later, the Internal Revenue Service found him and his wife Jo liable for over $3 million in back taxes and fines. Kent Hovind should have been, as Peter Reilly of Forbes puts it, “conventionally tax compliant.” If he had been, he may not have ended up in the fix he’s currently in, where he is facing charges of mail fraud because he tried to stop the government from selling his property to pay a judgment.