Taxes and Software Don't Mix

accounting.gif In a story reminiscent of another I wrote about a few months back, a software error caused a $250,000 shortfall in tax revenue collected last year from property owners in Kootenai County, Idaho. According to the press report, the problem occurred after properties were assessed but before tax bills were issued. This meant that the tax bills reflected a tax value lower than the assessments, which had been updated, should have reflected. County officials say they hope to make amends to cities and schools; however there is no legal option for asking taxpayers …

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In a story reminiscent of another I wrote about a few months back, a software error caused a $250,000 shortfall in tax revenue collected last year from property owners in Kootenai County, Idaho.

According to the press report, the problem occurred after properties were assessed but before tax bills were issued. This meant that the tax bills reflected a tax value lower than the assessments, which had been updated, should have reflected.

County officials say they hope to make amends to cities and schools; however there is no legal option for asking taxpayers to make up the difference.

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