Report I2016-2 Recommendation 10 Responses
Report I2016-2: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Conflict of Interest, Violation of Post-Employment Ethics Restrictions, Waste of State Funds, Misuse of State Resources, and Incompatible Activities (Release Date: August 2016)
Case Number I2015-0034
Recommendation #10 To: Public Health, Department of
Determine whether it should have reported the official's reimbursements as a taxable fringe benefit and, if so, amend any relevant tax documents.
Agency Response From March 2017
Public Health reported that in March 2017 it completed and sent to the State Controller's Office (SCO) the applicable forms to report the official's taxable fringe benefits. It stated that the SCO will process the forms and generate corrected W-2 forms for the official to report additional taxable income for the last three years that can still be amended.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
Agency Response From December 2016
Public Health reported that it determined that the official's travel reimbursements should have been reported as taxable fringe benefits and that it will issue or amend the appropriate tax documents.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented
Agency Response From September 2016
Public Health reported that it requested a review on the fringe benefit determination and reporting requirements, and it anticipates a response in October 2016.