Mihos's campaign website for the 2010 Massachusetts gubernatorial race offered "Stop Them Before They Tax Again!" bumper stickers. For the failed Republican candidate, the message may have been personal: Mihos was hit with an IRS fine of nearly $22,000 in 2006 after failing to pay $143,704 in federal taxes on time.
The incident wasn't the first time Mihos ran afoul of the tax man. He said he paid $40,000 to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to settle a dispute over the sales tax on a yacht he bought in Rhode Island but docked at his summer home in Cape Cod.