There are some errors I wouldn’t mind being the victim. Mistakenly receiving a tax refund of $101,000 is one of them.
That’s just one of the more glaring snafus discovered in an audit of the comptroller’s Revenue Administration Division, which is responsible for keeping track of most Maryland taxes.
Based on the breakdown of the audit’s findings on Maryland Reporter, the RAD sounds like a real mess: tax credits and social security numbers going unverified; a faulty system for keeping track of refund checks; opportunities for employees to steal checks.
It sounds bad — and some of these problems were repeat findings — but I think we could spin this. Maybe we should advertise our lax record keeping and failure to verify tax credits to attract businesses to the state.
Our slogan could be something like “Maryland: On Your Honor.”
For more on the audit’s findings, read the article in Maryland Reporter.