Occupational tax refund depositions to begin

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - It will be a big week for Jefferson County taxpayers looking for a refund from their occupational taxes.

The attorneys who sued and won over the occupational tax will begin depositions of the acting Jefferson County Finance director, Travis Hulsey.

Earlier this year, Dekalb County Judge David Rains ruled the tax was illegal. The Alabama Supreme Court upheld the ruling. Now those who sued want to know how much money of the illegal tax should be refunded to taxpayers.

"To find out how much money they collected in illegal taxes. How much that illegal tax money is still in the bank is around and what information we can get for people to get their money back." says attorney Jim McFerrin. McFerrin says every day that goes by without the refund being paid to taxpayers it costs the county about $13 thousand in daily interest.