Posts Tagged ‘office of tax and revenue’

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Ron Machen says he's found "connections" between Jeff Thompson agents and D.C. officials. [LL, Post]
Post ed board doesn't want the attorney general election in 2014. [Post]
The Office of Tax and Revenue couldn't control its own computer system. [LL]
How minimum wage supporters won big, despite losing on Walmart. [Housing Complex]
D.C. needs way, way more housing. [Housing Complex]
Council takes up sealing [...]

Tax Office Error Plunges Couple Into Terminator-Like Nightmare

Software used in the District's tax office worked so poorly that it reminded a Court of Appeals judge of the genocidal computer network Skynet, according to a new court of appeals opinion out today.
"In the 1984 film 'The Terminator'—a work of fiction starring Arnold Schwarzenegger—artificially intelligent machines attempted to exterminate what was then left of the [...]

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Part three of the Post's tax lien investigation finds 20 percent of liens sold accidentally. [Post]
Mayor Vince Gray and Jack Evans say they're surprised by the investigation, but a group tried to tell them about the problems last year. [Post]
A tax lien sale moratorium will need legislation from the D.C. Council. [Housing Complex]
There's more than one kind of problematic tax [...]

Morning Links

Police department investigates ambulance fires. [WAMU]
Post ed board: Mayor Vince Gray "doesn't have the spine" to tell residents about his 2010 campaign. [Post]
Former attorney general Peter Nickles says Gray stole the election. [WJLA]
Teacher's union collegial with DCPS ahead of contract negotiations. [Post]
The Office of Tax and Revenue is underassessing property values. [Housing Complex]
Cabbies still holding off on credit card [...]

Feds: Tax Office Employee Ripped Off City for $300,000

An employee in the city's beleaguered tax office helped file 282 fraudulent District tax returns that produced more than $300,000 in fraudulent local tax refunds, the U.S. Attorney's Office says in recent court filings.
Kimberle Davis was a full-time "control technician" at the Office of Tax and Revenue while also maintaining a part-time second job in [...]