Friday, March 2, 2018
From The Boston Globe:
The state Department of Revenue, already under fire for a data breach of sensitive tax information, acknowledged Thursday that it has failed to deliver timely child support payments to about 1,500 parents in Massachusetts since the beginning of the year.
Revenue officials blamed the problem on a faulty computer system implemented in January and said it affected only a tiny percentage of the state’s 160,000 child support recipients. The Baker administration vowed to have the problem mostly fixed by this weekend.
But union officials who represent revenue workers say the issues appear more widespread than the department acknowledges and have disproportionately affected poor parents, many of them single mothers, who are struggling without the child support they are owed.
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