MO Gov. administration makes effort to comply with audit recommendations

MO Gov. administration makes effort to comply with audit recommendations
Governor Parsons’ administration is taking steps to comply with audit recommendations after being aware of unlawful withholdings for at least a month. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MISSOURI (KFVS) - Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway said in a statement that Governor Parsons’ administration is taking steps to comply with audit recommendations after being aware of unlawful withholdings for at least a month.

According to Galloway these steps came after a recent audit of the Department of Revenue.

“For more than three months, the Parson administration has been misleading Missourians on their taxes. They are finally doing what they should have been all along — following the law. Now, the administration must be upfront with what money they are taking out of Missourians’ paychecks.”

Galloway said on March 8, auditors made the Department of Revenue aware that changes made to the withholding calculation in January 2019 were done outside of the legal process.

Later on April 2, Auditor Galloway publicly released the audit report showing the unlawful changes to the withholding calculation. The calculation would result in over-withholding for a majority of Missouri taxpayers.

On April 11 the Department of Revenue notified the State Auditor’s Office they are finalizing a draft of the regulation to submit to the Governor’s office for approval.

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