AUDITS & RETURNING FUNDS
With guidance from independent auditing firm, McGee Hearne & Paiz, LLP (MHP), a sampling of COVID-19 Business Relief Program recipients has been audited. Entities chosen for the audit pool were notified via email with instructions and MHP conducted the audits at the business level, not application or program levels.
PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to return funds has closed.
Any entity wishing to return money received from one of the Business Relief Program funds should log in to their account, navigate to the relevant business profile then click on the “Voluntary Returns” tab and follow the steps outlined. Returning complete funds will remove you from the third-party audit list and you will not need to provide any supporting documentation.
Funds must have been returned by November 30 to be removed from the audit pool. The final deadline for returning funds was December 18. The State Auditor’s Office will issue updated 2020 1099 Forms that can be used for tax purposes for anyone returning funds in a timely manner.
We've created a helpful video tutorial to walk you through the audit process including how to upload documentation and voluntarily return funds. Click on the link below to view the video.