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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” On Tuesday evening, South Whitleyâ€™s Clerk-Treasurer Bob Gould reported to town council members on financial and record keeping duties, which continues to be ongoing in the clerkâ€™s office.
â€śA couple of items came across in the mail this week from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Indiana Department of Revenue where there were some tax payments paid late,â€ť Gould said. â€śI just need approval to pay those, plus I have spoken with the State Board of Accounts and they are the ones that will pursue getting the penalty paid back for the two amounts, with one at $585.74 and the other $1,119.36.â€ť
Gould said a warning was issued to the Town of South Whitley approximately three years ago that penalties would apply for late tax payments and the responsibility would lie on the current Clerk-Treasurer.
â€śEither way, itâ€™s our responsibility to pay because it is our townâ€™s tax,â€ť Starkey said. â€śEverything else is something I want Greg to look into and just see what is going on.â€ť
Motion was passed to pay a total of $1,705.10 to the IRS and the Indiana Department of Revenue for penalties on late payment of taxes with contention upon Hockemeyerâ€™s clarification that this is the townâ€™s debt.
The next meeting is scheduled for March 27 at 6:30 p.m.
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