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Augusta’s IRS trouble goes back further than first thought



Augusta Commissioners were stunned to learn that the IRS had levied a $2 million fine/tax over the failure to properly file documents related to the Affordable Care Act in 2017, and now, evidence shows the problem goes all the way back to 2016.

Additionally, a claim has surfaced that, in 2018, t...

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  1. Good luck with getting any type of audit as the Departments who should be audited will pull as many strings as necessary to kill that action. The fines on top of the ‘supplements’ Odie paid out to the Employees to make sure everyone made $15/hour will come due about the same time. Not sure how this will be paid for but you can bet the taxpayers will suffer for the imcompetence unconvered and may only be the tip of the iceberg.

  2. According to newspaper archives, then State Sen Charles Walker & then Mayor Charles Devaney stated that the reason for 1990s consolitation of Augusa city with Richmond Co was that the city was going bankrupt. Looks like de ja vous all over again.

    • the only way to drain the swamp is to see to it that the lower income taxpayers who voted these people into office pay the highest price for them being there so they will replace them with better people. That means a not little but very big tax increase to the citizens of Augusta.

  3. I’m guessing former Mayor Davis was too busy hobnobbing with NY democrats and traveling the world attending conferences so he did not have time to address such issues as debts owed to the IRS.

  4. How much more of this incompetent run government are we, the taxpayers, going to put up with before we demand an audit and the responsible persons be fired? Think people, we the taxpayers are the ones who are going to have to foot the bills. Once again, elections do have consequences for all of us. Think before you vote.

  5. Mayor Johnson made a campaign promise to be transparent and to evaluate the departments and eliminate areas of waste. Perhaps he has begun to do this behind the scenes and that’s why we are finding out these things. When consolidation took place, the elimination of duplicate responsibilities never happened to the extent that it should have. When you have 4 different departments doing the same job, it’s easy for things to fall through the cracks with nobody taking responsibility. This is a train wreck and I hope this gives our current commissioners the political will to get to the bottom of the shenanigans that have been going on for years. One thing I do know is that some people need to be fired over this, and those department heads that were negligent should be the first in line.

  6. When the mid- and lower-level employees start jumping off the ship, they know it’s headed for the rocks and about to sink. There is no entity in the ARC government who can and will hold the responsible persons’ feet to the fire. The ARC Charter established an impenetrable web of administrative, financial, and operational responsibilities overseen by the commission. Nobody in our government will ever man up and say it was their fault. I hope Mayor Johnson finds ways to root out this incompetence, arrogance, and finger pointing.

  7. Unfortunately, the majority of ARC voters wear blinders regarding the problems caused by ineptitude and incompetence in their government. They will continue to vote the old way and support the candidates least likely to work for positive change. Does anyone have a solution for this situation?

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