The Wyoming Republican Party paid the Internal Revenue Service $12,490 in penalties and interest for lapses in paperwork.

The Associated Press reports the amount paid is noted on a GOP account balance sheet dated Nov. 10. GOP Chairwoman, Tammy Hooper, says missing paperwork from 2008 included W-2s and forms necessary to maintain the party's status as a nonprofit political organization.

She said the paperwork was submitted in September when the IRS notified the party of the missing forms and steps have been taken to prevent similar lapses.

The paper reports that the party paid the IRS $12,490.63 sometime between July and October.

In February 2010, the Federal Election Commission fined the party $1,500 for improperly reporting more than $129,000 spent just before the 2008 general election.