published Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Hamilton County Trustee Hullander seeking attorney general's opinion on sales taxes


by Dan Whisenhunt

Hamilton County Trustee Bill Hullander today sent a letter to Rep. Gerald McCormick asking him to obtain an expedited opinion from the attorney general on the correct amount he should charge cities in Hamilton County for collecting their sales taxes once the revenue-sharing agreement ends.

Hullander said he may charge as much as 2 percent for collecting the taxes, a service performed for free under the sales tax agreement. The letter to the attorney general asks whether he can charge 2 percent or 1 percent.

“There have recently been several discussions concerning the amount of commission that I am required to charge on the receiving and disbursing of the sales tax revenue,” Hullander said in a news release. “Today I have requested an attorney general’s opinion on the correct amount of compensation to be charged. I have requested the expedition of the opinion and am expecting a response by the end of the May.”

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Dan Whisenhunt...

Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...

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midnitewatchman said...

It is refreshing to see the County Goverment stepping up and putting City Goverment in their place. Bottom line... County Goverment has Constitutional Power over City Goverment.

May 10, 2011 at 11:26 p.m.
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