Special to SEGAZINE
The Georgia Department of Revenue plans to audit the Wayne County Tax Assessors Office’s use of a state property-tax program to promote timberland conservation.
The announcement accompanied findings in a report, released last week, that found “questionable practices in Wayne County” regarding the Forest Land Protection Act (FLPA).
The report was issued by the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts’ Performance Audit Division and conducted at the request of the House Appropriations Committee.
The report was not limited to Wayne County but was instead meant “to review the effectiveness of the [FLPA] formula” and to ascertain “the effects on businesses and industries.”