An audit is revealing widespread problems with New York's paper income tax return program according to the comptroller's office.

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says the Department of Taxation and Finance did not properly handle paper income tax returns.  He says the department did not adequately monitor the activities of a vendor hired for the process.  As a result, he says, errors cost the state more than six million dollars in overtime.

It is estimated that more than twenty-two percent of the returns processed by the vendor had errors.