The Internal Revenue Service has filed a lien for $1,498 against a company owned by state Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers and U.S. Rep. Tom Graves.

The lien, filed in Gordon County Superior Court on Monday, targets Tich Properties LLC. Rogers and Graves, both Republicans, are members of the company.

Rogers says the company?s taxes are current and the lien is a penalty for not filing W-2 forms for one quarter of 2007. He disputes the lien, saying his company has filed all required paperwork and says he and his accountant are seeking to get the IRS to remove the penalty.

Graves issued a statement Friday, calling the matter a simple misunderstanding about filed documents, which he says have now been refiled for the third time.

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