An audit by the New York State Comptroller’s Office has found that Herkimer County overpaid municipalities more than $1 million in sales tax distributions, according to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
The audit found that from 2010 to 2016, Herkimer County overpaid its municipalities by a combined $1.4 million. The comptroller now recommends that the county determine whether to forgive the overpayments, or hold the city of Little Falls and the towns and villages within the county responsible for paying that money back.
The chairman of the Herkimer County Legislature says that county lawmakers will meet to determine how to move forward.
The audit also found nearly $200,000 that was unaccounted for, with $162,875 coming from a DMV account that was not properly reconciled, and $36,091 from the general fund bank account being improperly reconciled.
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