Indiana printer error leads to duplicate tax bills

A small percentage of property owners in Delaware County, Indiana, will be receiving multiple copies of tax bills as the result of a recent printer error, according to the Star Press.

The mistake – which may result in duplicate payments – occurred when a printer was shut down and restarted, according to Delaware County treasurer John Dorer. Out of 63,800 tax bills, 163 were duplicated, printed, and mailed, which cost the treasurer's office a total of $433. Residents of the Gaston area are expected to receive the bulk of the double copies.

Elsewhere in Indiana, officials in Vigo County have advised residents not to pay duplicate tax bills at bank branches, according to the Tribune Star. County treasurer David Crockett recommended that the bills be paid at or mailed to the treasurer's office instead.

Paying duplicate bills at bank branches "can cause [a payment] to go to another county, which then has to be returned," Crockett explained, as quoted by the news source. "It causes tremendous problems."

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