Philly to audit Amtrak for city wage tax scofflaws

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - October 7, 2009 City Controller Alan Butkovitz says the two employees live outside the city but have not paid city worker wage taxes totaling about $9,000 for the last two years. He says the employees had claimed an exemption to which they were not entitled.

Butkovitz says Amtrak has not cooperated with the investigation. He says a preliminary analysis indicates a substantial number may be falsely claiming a wage tax exemption.

In a written statement, Amtrak says it has requested a delay until 2010 but hasn't received a written response. The statement says Amtrak is willing to assist in the audit.

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