Eye On Boise

Tax commission wants extra auditors made permanent

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A State Tax Commission official says the agency will request $2.7 million in the upcoming Legislature to permanently take on workers who were hired on a temporary basis to collect unpaid taxes. Randy Tilley, administrator of the agency's Audit and Collections Division, says the commission will request an additional $2.3 million to hire another 48 temporary workers next year. Earlier this month, Tilley said temporary workers had brought in more than $5.5 million at a cost of just $157,092 over a three-month period that began July 1. The collection goal for the temporary workers was $1.266 million. He presented the information to the Legislature's joint budget writing committee on Monday. Lawmakers will likely use that information in deciding whether to dedicate funding to make all of this year's temporary positions permanent and hire more temporary workers.




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Boise
Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Russell covers Idaho news from the state capitol in Boise and writes the Eye on Boise blog.

Follow Betsy online:








Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile