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The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) followed up on its March 2013 report on the City’s delinquent property tax collection program, which found that the City paid its collections contractor ten times the cost of collection services, and that the City failed to hold adjudicated property sales. The follow-up report found mixed results in meeting the recommendations of the original report.

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the internal controls of the post-audit processes of the Bureau of Revenue’s Compliance Division from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012. Auditors tested the internal controls over the Compliance Division’s sales tax collection and enforcement processes and evaluated the Bureau’s compliance with the controls.

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the City of New Orleans delinquent property tax collection program to determine if the program complied with applicable laws and city policies and if it operated efficiently and effectively. The scope of the evaluation included the collection of property taxes for real, non-movable property for the 2010 tax year from April 1, when delinquent taxes were referred to the collections contractor, to the fall of 2011, when the City held its tax title sale.
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