The San Diego County Treasurer and Tax Collector's office continues to take in millions of dollars more in property taxes than is owed.
The office is also slow in returning the money to taxpayers. That's according to our media partner the North County Times in their exclusive report.
An independent audit was conducted last year and in the treasurer's property tax refund account was $8 million.
Dan McAllister, the county's nonpartisan treasurer-tax collector, asked county Auditor and Controller Tracy Sandoval Thursday to conduct an assessment to verify that his department has complied with all the various audit and report recommendations.
It's been a problem that stretches back to 2003 and has dragged on, despite a series of examinations in the years since.