Department of Taxation and Finance
Administration and Oversight of
Taxpayer Protests (Follow-Up Review) Taxpayers may protest tax
assessments that are issued by the Department of Taxation and Finance. In our prior audit
report 94-S-19, we examined the procedures used by the Department to resolve these protests
and found that improvements were needed. At the time of our audit, about 443,000 protests
awaited resolution and the total time needed for resolution often exceeded a year. While we
acknowledged the efforts made by the Department to reduce the resolution time, we noted
where changes could be made to further reduce the time. In our follow-up review, we found
that significant progress was made by the Department in planning changes that could reduce
protest resolution time. However, we note that much remains to be done if these changes are
to be implemented.
For a complete copy of Report 96-F-2 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.