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Dougherty County has to pay taxes back

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Dougherty County taxpayers are paying back hundreds of thousands of dollars to a company that was wrongly taxed.

The county finance director recently noticed a big decrease in the amount of sales tax revenue coming from the state. When she questioned it, the Department of Revenue told her the state and county charged sales tax to a company that sold machinery from 1999 to 2008.

They should have been exempted from those taxes. Now, the state and county must refund them. The county portion is close to a half million dollars. Georgia law prohibits the business's identity from being released.

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