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Hawkins County schools' IRS fine cut nearly $70,000

April 5th, 2014 10:49 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County schools' IRS fine cut nearly $70,000

ROGERSVILLE — The good news is that the Internal Revenue Service has agreed to cut a fine levied on Hawkins County Schools last year by almost $70,000.

The bad news is the county still has a total IRS fine stemming from two separate violations of more than $90,000.

In November of 2012 the Hawkins County School System's former finance director failed to make a $629,000 payment to the Internal Revenue Service for school employee federal withholdings.

As a result of that missed payment, the IRS fined Hawkins County Schools $130,169.

The former finance director then failed to make the IRS payment again in March of 2013 which resulted in another $30,000 IRS fine for the county school system.

The employee responsible was fired after the mistakes were discovered.

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