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Tax Collection Gets Stricter In Some States After Budget Concerns

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In this May 17, 2012 photo, Richard Lowe poses atop a pile of mulch in Morrisville, Vt. Nursery owners and landscapers around Vermont have been getting big bills from the state recently for unpaid sales taxes on products like bark mulch and soil additives that many thought had an agricultural exemption from the 6 percent levy. | AP

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — In a story May 27 about states pushing for tougher tax collection enforcement, The Associated Press erroneously reported when Vermont added about 10 new tax compliance auditors. It was during the administration of former Gov. James Douglas, not current Gov. Peter Shumlin.

The latest installment in a joint project by The Associated Press and Associated Press Media Editors on the fiscal crisis facing U.S. states and cities and how American lives will change because of it.

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