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Department of Motor Vehicles
Revenue Collection and Reporting (Issued 5/4/12)


Purpose
To determine the extent of implementation of the nine recommendations included in our initial audit report, Department of Motor Vehicles – Revenue Collection and Reporting (Report 2007-S-52).

Background
Our initial audit report, which was issued on June 19, 2008, examined whether the Department had taken all the steps it could to account for the revenue it collects and to provide accurate and timely reports of accountability over the receipts. We found that the Department's revenue collecting offices had established adequate accountability over their collections and were reporting those collections accurately to the Revenue Accountability Unit. We also found that the Department's 2007 monthly revenue certifications were accurate and timely with the exception of one significantly late submission. However, we did identify certain weaknesses in the Department's practices that could lead to delays in the distribution of revenues. To address this, we concluded that the Department should reduce delays in depositing collections, use available technology to expedite its processing of checks, determine whether its revenue-reporting systems can be consolidated, and could combine its local bank accounts.

Key Findings

  • Department officials have made some progress in correcting some of the problems we identified. However, additional improvements are needed.

Key Recommendations

None

Link to full audit report (2011-F-26)

Link to the 90-day response

Other Related Audits/Reports of Interest

Department of Motor Vehicles: Internal Controls Over Revenue Collection Report 2007-S-15


State Government Accountability Contact Information:
Audit Director: Carmen Maldonado
Phone:(212) 417-5200; Email: StateGovernmentAccountability@osc.state.ny.us
Address: Office of the State Comptroller; Division of State Government Accountability; 110 State Street, 11th Floor; Albany, NY 12236