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Late Fees and Penalties Flagged in Bloom Township Audit
For immediate release
Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Office released the 2018-2019 Bloom Township (Scioto County) financial audit which included an $8,266 finding for recovery against the Fiscal Officer, Diana Stonerock.
During 2019 and 2018, the Township was assessed penalties and interest charges for late payments of federal taxes, state taxes, and retirement contributions. The Township paid the Internal Revenues Service $6,292, the Ohio Public Retirement System $154, and the State of Ohio $1,820 for a grand total of $8,266 in late fees and penalties.
The payment of late fees and penalties due to the inability of the Fiscal Officer to make timely payment is not a proper public purpose.
The full report can be found on the AOS website using Audit Search.
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Keith Faber, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies, and promotes transparency in government.