Attorneys argue for refunds from second occupational tax

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Charles Price heard arguments on Tuesday from attorneys over whether refunds should be issued from the strike down of the second Jefferson County occupational tax.

Price's original ruling in January of 2010 struck down the tax and did not order any refunds.  The attorneys suing the county are questioning why the county was able to spend the money from the tax if the judge had ruled it illegal.

County attorneys say the refunds could seriously harm the county. Judge Price says he does not care about the harm to the county and will rule based on the law.

Price's decision is expected to come in two weeks.

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