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Office of the Legislative Auditor - Financial Audit Division

Report Summary
Department of Public Safety


Financial Audit Division Report 06-08 Released March 9, 2006

Audit Finding:

  • The department incurred unallowable costs of $10,000 for sales taxes it erroneously paid on certain purchases for the State Domestic Preparedness Equipment Program - CFDA #97.004.
The audit report contained one audit finding relating to legal compliance. The department resolved the one finding included in our prior audit report.
   Audit Scope:

Programs material to the State of Minnesota’s financial statements and to federal program compliance for fiscal year 2005

Selected Audit Areas:
  • Motor vehicle registration tax
  • Motor vehicle excise tax
  • State Domestic Preparedness Equipment Program (CFDA #97.004)

Agency Background:

The Department of Public Safety collected motor vehicle registration and excise tax revenues, which totaled over $1 billion in fiscal year 2005. Expenditures for the State Domestic Preparedness Equipment Program (CFDA #97.004) totaled approximately $35.8 million for the year.


More Information

Office of the Legislative Auditor, Room 140, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155 : or 651‑296‑4708