FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Answers on how Indiana lost track
of $526 million in taxes will likely take months.
Representatives of the accounting firm Deloitte told budget leaders their
assessment of what needs to be audited could last through August. The
audit itself could take months longer after that.
Daniels announced last December that the state lost track of $320 million
in corporate tax collections. State Budget Director Adam Horst then
announced in April the state owed $206 million to Indiana's counties.
Three top Indiana revenue officials resigned following the revelations.
already has become an issue in the governor's race: Democratic candidate
John Gregg has called for a faster audit of the state's tax collections.
His running mate, Vi Simpson, also has called for an expanded audit.