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Will Walmart go to Round 3?

Pickens assessors still seeking data as corporate giant wants lower taxes

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Walmart wishes to cut their property taxes in half for their Jasper location.

By Mark Millican

Contributing writer

 

When a Pickens County property or business owner wants to challenge their property value so they can possibly lower their taxes, they supply the assessor's office with certain documentation that might help their cause.

Retail giant Walmart, just off the Appalachian Highway north of Jasper, is asking for their taxes to be cut almost in half – from the county's assessment of $10.453 million to the company's request of $5.912 million – yet representatives have not supplied that same crucial information. 

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