Office of the Legislative Auditor - Financial Audit Division
Department of Public Safety
Financial Audit Division Report 05-11
Released February 24, 2005
The department did not properly allocate motor vehicle excise tax collections
to recipient funds. As a result, the General Fund received about $530,000
less than it should have in fiscal year 2004.
The audit report contained one audit finding
relating to legal compliance. The department resolved the one
finding included in our prior audit report.
Programs material to the State of Minnesota’s financial statements
and to federal program compliance for fiscal year 2004.
Selected Audit Areas:
Motor vehicle registration tax
Motor vehicle excise tax
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Grants Program (CFDA #20.218)
The Department of Public Safety collected motor vehicle registration and
excise tax revenues, which totaled over $1 billion in fiscal year 2004. Expenditures
for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Grants Program (CFDA #20.218)
totaled approximately $3 million for the year.