Pittsburgh Hertz Underpaid Rental Car Taxes

Pittsburgh International Airport. Photo via Wikimedia.
Pittsburgh International Airport. Photo via Wikimedia.

An audit by the Allegheny County controller’s office has found that Pittsburgh International Airport’s Hertz location underpaid $435,777 in county rental taxes, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Hertz must also pay an additional $207,530 for penalties and interest, says the report.

Hertz said the reason for the underpayment was a computer glitch that has since been resolved, according to the report. The underpayment took place from May 2010 to June 2011, Deputy Controller Amy Griser told the Post-Gazette.

Hertz agreed on the figure it underpaid but wanted to look over the calculation for penalty and interest, Griser told the Post-Gazette. Once paid, the money will be deposited as revenue in the county’s transit fund.

Click here for the full Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/12/10/Rental-car-tax-glitch-nets-Allegheny-County-nearly-650-000/stories/201412100045

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