Posts Tagged ‘taxpayer’

Supervisor: Would be ‘catastrophic’ if hospital defaulted on payment

NATCHEZ — Natchez Regional Medical Center wants to take Adams County’s taxpayers off the hook as cosigners for its revenue bond. The Natchez Democrat reports the Mississippi Development Bank in 2006 required the hospital to show collateral before it would reissue the revenue bond. Adams County pledged a 5-mill standby tax that would not be […] [...]

Lawsuit challenging city’s spending headed to Supreme Court

STARKVILLE — A lawsuit challenging how the city of Starkville is paying for infrastructure improvements is making its way to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Starkville Daily News reports local resident William McGovern has appealed a chancellor’s ruling in favor of Starkville’s municipal facility construction plan to the Supreme Court. Chancellor Jim Davidson threw out […] [...]

Bill passes with more than $72M in cash for capital projects

JACKSON — Mississippi would spend $72.6 million in cash on various capital projects under a bill approved Friday by the state House. The move appears to concede to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ wish that Mississippi begin paying for some needs out of its ongoing budget instead of borrowing through bonds. “Lt. Gov. Reeves is encouraged […] [...]

Mayor Davis indicted; accused of misappropriating taxpayer money

SOUTHAVEN — A North Mississippi mayor has been indicted on three charges related to his alleged misuse of taxpayer money. Southaven Mayor Greg Davis was indicted today on one count each of embezzlement, false pretense and making fraudulent statements. Davis has been under scrutiny since November 2011 when the Mississippi Auditor’s office told him to […] [...]

Pickering returns funds misused by supervisor to county

LEAKESVILLE — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has returned $70,280.72 to Greene County following an investigation into supervisors’ misuse of funds used as part of an illegal kickback scheme carried out through a contract for Katrina debris removal and legal expenses. These funds represent $64,030.72 in principal and $2,146.08 in interest and investigative costs. Pickering previously […] [...]

Auditor’s Office closes embezzlement investigation

BROOKHAVEN — Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering has closed his office’s investigation into embezzlement by a former Lincoln County Circuit Clerk. Pickering last week delivered a check for more than $61,000 to Lincoln County Supervisors. The Brookhaven Daily Leader reports the check represents the last of the money the auditor’s office says Terry Lynn Watkins had […] [...]

Auditors looking at possible sweetheart deals at DMR

BILOXI — Federal auditors question $12.6 million of $14 million approved by the state Department of Marine Resources to buy and conserve coastal property using money from offshore oil leases. DMR paid 16 times the county tax appraisals for some land, and 25 times the amount on county tax rolls for one parcel, auditors from […] [...]

Court bars tax preparer from work for fraudulent returns

COLUMBUS — A federal court has permanently barred Cynthia H. Carter of Columbus from preparing federal tax returns for others. Court documents show Carter consented to the order without admitting to the allegations against her. The order issuing the injunction was signed by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock. The government alleges Carter, who does business […] [...]

Private early-education group lobbies lawmakers for funds

JACKSON — A private group is asking the state for $5 million to continue efforts to improve childcare and education for preschool children. Mississippi Building Blocks works to make preschoolers ready for kindergarten by training preschool teachers and helping child care operators. The group has used $7 million in private money to run its program […] [...]

Drop in tax collections blamed on computer system swap

by Published: October 15,2012

Tags: collection, computer, hardware, report, system, tax, taxpayer, technology

JACKSON — A computer conversion at the Mississippi Department of Revenue delayed some revenue collections from being posted and contributed to a report that showed a September drop in tax collections. Agency spokeswoman Kathy Waterbury tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal during the “time-out” for conversion to the new system, tax returns were not posted […] [...]

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