The Colorado Department of Revenue has sent lein and garnishment letters to 5,700 financial institutions in an attempt to collect money the state is owed.
"The new computer system is better and faster in the collections process," said March Couch, spokesman for the Department of Revenue.
In the past, the state normally garnished the primary account holder who owed money.
"The new computer system found the [primary account holders] business relationships and garnished those accounts," said Couch.
While some people complained about the garnishments, Couch said the state does not do garnishments unless people owe money.
Couch said if the garnishment is not appropriate, the money will be refunded.
"It's an assertive process," said Couch.
However, in the future, the state will return to its primary focus on primary accounts, Couch said.
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