89.1 WEMU

EMU Fined for Tax Problems

Ypsilanti, MI – An Internal Revenue Service audit of Eastern Michigan University from 2002 to 2004 found some circumstances in which the university had not paid taxes correctly.
Vice-President for Business and Finance Janice Stroh says the university has changed policies to prevent the problems from recurring.
The audit found problems with taxes related to student employees and university business with non-incorporated and foreign vendors.
Stroh says the university is trying to contact vendors to get paperwork showing the taxes were properly paid.
She says the university will have to pay a fine to the IRS of just under 20-thousand dollars.