IRS Fines Leesville $400,000 Over W-2s

LEESVILLE, LA (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has fined the City of Leesville $400,000 for failing to properly file W-2 forms in 2010.

         The Leesville Daily Leader’s Daniel Green reports the city has asked for more time to respond to the penalty, which it learned about Sept. 1.

         City attorney Chuck Dowden says the request for the 60-day extension also asked for copies of any city correspondence with the IRS.

         He also says that Sen. David Vitter's office has agreed to try to negotiate a smaller penalty.

         Dowden says officials are working on ways to ensure the city doesn't have W-2 problems again.

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