The Internal Revenue Service is reducing taxpayer services to historically low levels just as President Barack Obama's health law will make filing a federal tax return more complicated for millions of families.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday morning he had selected Dwayne Sawyer for the position. Sawyer has been a member of the Brownsburg Town Council since 2009 and became its president last year.
Auditors investigating Indiana's Department of Revenue are saying outdated technology and a work culture that sacrificed accuracy for speed led to $526 million in tax errors from the state.
Auditors reviewing $526 million in tax errors made by Indiana's tax collection agency said Monday they will investigate whether state employees are knowledgeable enough to track tax collections and whether the state has adequate internal controls to guard against future errors.
Representatives of the accounting firm Deloitte told Indiana budget leaders their assessment of what needs to be audited could last through August. The audit itself could take months longer after that.
Indiana's state budget leaders picked international accounting firm Deloitte on Monday to determine the scope of an external audit looking at how the state lost track of more than $500 million in tax revenues.
Indiana's state budget leaders on Monday are expected to take another step toward finding what caused more than $500 million in tax-revenue accounting errors, but a final answer is still a long way off.
Indiana budget leaders are looking for an external auditor to review the state Department of Revenue after workers discovered $526 million in errors in recent months.