2011-06-02 / Local & State

Scranton Officials Find $570k In Tax Accounts

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Tax officials in Scranton say they’ve found nearly $570,000 in unspent funds in various tax accounts.

Tax Collector Bill Courtright tells The Times-Tribune of Scranton the money was discovered in accounts holding business privilege, earned income and local service taxes.

Business Administrator Ryan McGowan says he’s puzzled by the news. But he hopes the money will “maybe soften the blow’’ as the city wrestles with an $8.4 million deficit.

Courtright says it appears the funds stem from the 2006 through 2009 tax years. He took office last year.

The City Controller had already been moving for an audit of the Single Tax Office, which oversees the accounts involved.

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