House Republican leader Themis Klarides called Wednesday for the state to drop any penalties or fees for thousands of taxpayers caught in a calculation mix-up.
Klarides cited the tax errors made by the state Department of Revenue Services that affected as many as 120,000 taxpayers and cost a combined $12 million - or an average of about $100 each.
The error was related to the calculation for the popular property tax credit, which was a maximum of $300 for the 2015 tax year. The state printed the old numbers in the tax booklets - even though the law had been changed by the legislature.
As a result, numerous taxpayers mistakenly paid the wrong amount earlier this year -...