Audit finds no issues with Torrington tax collector that were not permitted in city contract


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TORRINGTON, Connecticut — Torrington Mayor Elinor Carbone says an audit of Tax Collector Robert T. Crovo's office has found no actions or performance issues that were not allowed by his city contract.

However, she said the city will make sure that future contracts with tax collectors comply with state law.

The Republican-American reports ( ) that the contract allowed Crovo to avoid following state law requiring an annual report of taxpayer refunds for overpayments. Carbone said that should not have been permitted.

Carbone says the city is negotiating with Crovo to turn over $516,753 in overpayments from the last three years. The auditors found Crovo has retained about $1.5 million in overpayments since 2004.

The mayor recommended that the city release a request for proposals for the next private tax collection contract. Crovo's contract expires in May.

Information from: Republican-American,

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