Pennsylvania Statutes Title 72 P.S. Taxation and Fiscal Affairs § 401. Audits of accounts of debtors and agents of the Commonwealth

The Department of the Auditor General shall have the power, and its duty shall be,

(a) To audit all accounts for taxes, or other moneys due to the Commonwealth, which shall have been settled by the Department of Revenue, to approve the same if found to be correct, and to return them to the Department of Revenue with a request for a resettlement in the event that any error or discrepancy be found in such accounts;

(b) To audit the accounts of city and county officers, in so far as may be necessary to determine whether such officers have reported and transmitted all moneys payable by them to the Commonwealth, and to furnish the Department of Revenue a report in such detail as shall be sufficient for said department to state and settle an account covering any delinquency;

(c) To audit the accounts of magistrates, aldermen, justices of the peace,  1 burgesses, mayors, and court clerks, for the purpose of ascertaining whether all fines and penalties collected by them and payable to the Commonwealth, or any agency thereof, have been correctly reported and promptly transmitted, and to furnish the Department of Revenue a report in such detail as shall be sufficient for said department to state and settle an account covering any delinquency;

(d) To audit the accounts and records of all agents of the Commonwealth charged with the duty of assessing, appraising, or collecting State taxes or license fees;  and

(e) To audit all other accounts between the Commonwealth, acting through any administrative agency thereof, and any person liable to pay money thereto for any purpose or reason whatsoever.

1 Reference to “justice of the peace” deemed to be reference to a magisterial district judge, pursuant to 2004, Nov. 30, P.L. 1618, No. 207, § 28(1).

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