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Ind. BMV asks drivers to return too high refunds

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -

The latest accounting error at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has the agency asking some drivers to return excessive refunds they've received after being overcharged on excise taxes when registering their vehicles.

WISH-TV reported (http://bit.ly/1y8ZOQo ) Monday the agency mistakenly overpaid a total of $60,000 to 254 drivers. They were among the 180,000 motorists who were owed refunds after being overcharged excise taxes when registering their vehicles going back to 2004.

BMV spokesman Josh Gillespie says the error was "caught immediately and addressed." He cites human error.

The agency has sent letters to the affected drivers asking them to return the excessive refund checks or, if they've already cashed them, to remit the portion that was overpaid.

The BMV earlier this year acknowledged about $29 million in excise tax overcharges.

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