Morgan County to Return $609K In Sales Tax Refund

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - The Morgan County Commission has settled a
lawsuit by returning $609,000 to Solutia Inc. for overpaid sales
tax spanning nine years.

The commission went into executive session to discuss pending
litigation before authorizing Chairman John Glasscock and County
Attorney Bill Shinn to settle it.

Before going into executive session, The (Decatur) Daily told commissioners they should not negotiate a settlement with taxpayers' money behind closed doors

The commission met for about 15 minutes and told the newspaper they did not negotiate the settlement, just read a resolution authorizing the settlement.

The agreement is to pay Solutia $52,414.46 per month for 12 months until Solutia's overpayment is satisfied.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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