GALVESTON

The IRS has proposed hitting Galveston County with a $76,000 fine for failing to report tax information to the agency in 2018.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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Wayne Holt

The IRS. An agency that routinely tells Congress--the representatives of We The People--that they lost/shredded/can not locate information Congress by law may demand, or refuses to comply with timely Freedom of Information Act requests for information that they have no legal right to withhold.

Yet another case of one law for thee, another for me.

Anna McNeal

Looks to me like INCOMPETENCE in this finance department. Who is reading the rules and financial requirements and complying to safeguard the county finances with the intent to SAVE funds for Galveston County. This is somewhat why property taxes are so HIGH in Galveston.

Ron Shelby

Caution, this is not the Galveston County Finance department. They are not involved in this. The county has three separate offices handling financial issues: The county Treasurer, The County Auditor, and Finance (also called Professional Services”). All the Treasurer has to do is invest excess County funds, issue checks properly to both vendors and employees, and file all proper filings with the IRS. Not a lot to do for that office but important to get it right if it’s going to continue to exist. It does help if an elected Treasurer is there full-time and not doing it as a part-time job for the salary of about $100k a year.

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