No issues found with audit of sheriff’s tax settlement; Download complete audit report here

Published 12:59 pm Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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State Auditor Mike Harmon’s office has completed an audit of Lincoln County Sheriff Curt Folger’s office and tax settlement for the period from April 2019 through May 2020.

According to a statement from Harmon’s office, the sheriff’s financial statement fairly represents the taxes charged, credited, and paid during the period from April 16, 2019 through May 15, 2020.

The auditor noted no instances of noncompliance, and also noted no matters involving internal control over financial reporting and its operation that were considered to be a material weakness.

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Auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the sheriff’s settlement presents fairly the taxes charged, credited, and paid in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The sheriff’s settlement is prepared on the regulatory basis, which is described in the auditor’s opinion letter. Regulatory basis reporting for the sheriff’s settlement is an acceptable reporting methodology, and is followed for all 120 sheriff settlements in Kentucky.

The sheriff’s responsibilities include collecting property taxes, providing law enforcement, and performing services for the county fiscal court and courts of justice. The sheriff’s office is funded through statutory commissions and fees collected in conjunction with these duties.

Click here to download and read the entire 2019 Lincoln County sheriff tax audit