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By Josh Salman A Siesta Key investor, who had fraudulently claimed a homestead tax break on rental property, has paid more than $235,000 to satisfy government liens. It was the largest lien for homestead exemption fraud ever processed by the Sarasota County Property Appraiser’s Office, the agency...

By Lance Coleman Posted June 9, 2011 at 7:49 p.m. Alcoa, Inc., will pay the city of Alcoa and Blount County $4.1 million to cover the cost of back taxes, ending a decade-long dispute relating to how raw materials at the company are assessed. Blount County Property Assessor Mike Morton made the announcement at a press conference Thursday, saying that an estimated $2.1 million would go to Blount County and $2 million would go the City of Alcoa.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:00 am by Pat Munsey How nice would it be to choose how much tax you pay? Some businesses and individuals get to do that, and the majority of them honestly shoulder their share of the load. But there are some who should be...