Jeffco refunds delay may cost county 15K per day

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Attorneys challenging an occupational tax in Jefferson County say a delay in determining refunds due to taxpayers is costing the county nearly 15-thousand dollars a day in interest.

Sam Hill and Jim McFerrin say they are having trouble getting the county to say exactly how much it collected once the legislation approved a new occupational tax and Governor Bob Riley signed it.

They say taxpayers are due refunds of nearly 44 and a half million dollars for collections between January and June.