ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — State auditors say about $8.7 million in tax revenues were distributed to the wrong towns in Montgomery County.
Citing a recently obtained audit, The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2d2Zsbk ) that more than 14,000 returns that went through the office of Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot had been erroneously classified.READ MORE: Baltimore Police: Man Killed In Shooting Friday Night
The audit also found problems with how the office handles out-of-state tax credits, keeps information secure, and issues replacement refund checks.
Franchot defended his office Wednesday, saying he and his staff inherited the revenue distribution problem from previous comptrollers, discovered it and corrected it. Towns have until 2024 to begin paying back the funds.READ MORE: Baltimore County Public Schools To Allow Inner County Sporting Events Beginning Next Friday
Franchot says his office didn’t lose any money and accused Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller of politicizing the audit.
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