County Uses Fraud Solution to Unearth $1.5 Million

Source: Brian Heaton, Government Technology, March 8, 2012

A fraud solution that combines analytics technology and investigative research has helped Delaware County, Ind., uncover $1.5 million in lost property tax revenue.

Developed by LexisNexis and Tax Management Associates Inc. (TMA), the program pinpointed homeowners in the county who shouldn’t have claimed a homestead exemption benefit on their property taxes. Background data on the individuals in question was gathered by LexisNexis and reviewed by the county auditor’s office. A bill was then issued for the unpaid taxes along with a 10 percent penalty on the amount.

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