D.C.'s Chief Tax Appraiser Steps Down | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C.'s Chief Tax Appraiser Steps Down

Play associated audio
The D.C. Council is asking for answers about irregularities in the Tax Office that cost the city millions.
Larry Miller: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drmillerlg/1246397248/
The D.C. Council is asking for answers about irregularities in the Tax Office that cost the city millions.

D.C.'s chief tax appraiser Tony George is stepping down. The tax office has been under fire because of a series of settlements that lowered the proposed assessments of hundreds of commercial properties and potentially costing D.C. nearly $50 million in revenue, prompting George's resignation, according to The Washington Post.

Last week, the D.C. Council held a hearing on the ongoing issues involving the tax office which is under control of the Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi. Gandhi denied that there were any improper assessments  and pushed back against claims that his office has not conducted proper oversight.

In 2007, Harriet Walters, a manager in the tax office was caught stealing nearly $50 million through fake property tax refunds. The incident prompted major reforms for the tax office.

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer could not be reached for comment.

NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.
NPR

Sen. Mikulski, 'Ground-Breaker' For Women Legislators, Won't Seek Re-election

"Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?" the Maryland Democrat asked, announcing she will not seek a sixth term in the Senate.
NPR

Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.