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Tax commission agrees to make changes after audit

3 years 6 months 1 week ago November 21, 2013 Nov 21, 2013 Thursday, November 21 2013 November 21, 2013 4:15 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Tax Commission has reversed course, agreeing to follow audit recommendations that the board make changes in its review of the work of parish tax assessors.

A July audit from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office said the commission's oversight of property taxes was inadequate. It said the commission regularly approved changes that parish assessors made to property tax bills without checking the accuracy of those changes.

In its first written response to the audit, tax commission managers rejected nearly all the auditors' suggestions.

But a new response from commission Chairman Pete Peters was released Thursday. In it, Peters said the commission will work to make all the changes suggested.

Lawmakers on the audit review committee praised Peters' response and said they want future updates about the progress.

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