Latest DMV issue involves incorrect data on car tax payments being sent to towns

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WETHERSFIELD--Last week FOX 61 reported an issue with the DMV accidentally causing residents to be ticketed or towed for lack of insurance. Now, the latest issue at the Connecticut DMV involves car tax bills, and cities and town are getting the wrong data.

John Rainaldi, president of the Tax Assessors Association, says he knew something was wrong when the DMV sent them information a few weeks late.

Rainaldi says, “There were vehicles assigned the wrong car tax code sent to the wrong town other than where it’s supposed to be. For example, in Manchester there are 60 privately-owned taxable buses and they only received four on their list. That means 56 were sent to another city or town."

Rainaldi says the DMV is being very cooperative in getting this problem fixed and they’re pretty confident they will find most, but possibly not all errors before car tax bills are mailed out in June.

DMV Spokesman Bill Seymour says they’re doing a full review to determine if in fact this is another issue directly related to their new computer system.

Some of the issues since August have been longer lines, and most recently, people getting ticketed and towed because of faulty notices claiming they didn’t have car insurance.

Seymour expects this issue to be resolved by the end of the Friday, but it wasn't easy.

“We’ve cleared up nearly 30,000 of these issues that arose and done it pretty quickly with about 18-19,000 of those in the last week and a half to two weeks,” said Seymour.

Seymour also said, “This computer system overall is working very well. But, there are going to be some issues that arise from time to time.”