Below is the first part of an article by Meredith Qualls from decaturdaily.com. It reads…
A Marshall County resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against eight north Alabama counties, claiming boathouses on Tennessee Valley Authority property have been wrongfully taxed.
A class-action lawsuit filed Dec. 13 in Marshall County Circuit Court by Bobby Taylor and Kim Taylor claims counties collected illegal ad valorem taxes on federal property.
The suit is against Marshall, Jackson, Limestone, Lawrence, Morgan, Lauderdale, Franklin and Colbert counties and their revenue commissioners.
Plaintiffs are asking the judge to issue a permanent injunction to stop the practice of assessing and collecting ad valorem taxes on the boathouses. If the counties are found guilty, plaintiff wants the counties to repay excess property taxes and pay for the cost of the lawsuit.
Morgan County Revenue Commissioner Amanda Scott said the county could ask to be removed from the lawsuit because it has no property that fits the criteria.
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