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Wyoming governor supports review of state sales tax system

December 7, 2018

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he supports examining the state’s tax system to find ways to prevent errors.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports Casper officials are hoping the state Legislature will address the sales tax collection and distribution system after the city received $1.7 million by mistake.

A Sweetwater County vendor incorrectly reported its taxes in Natrona County from October 2013 to December 2015, resulting in Casper officials taking out a loan from the state after the error was uncovered.

The outgoing Republican governor says it would be worthwhile to modify the system “to provide a triple-check in there or a double-check.”

The state Department of Revenue relies on vendors to correctly report tax information in its self-reporting system.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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