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The decision delayed the entire process for sending tax bills as the county waited for the state’s approval. In a scathing letter sent Wednesday, the state department of revenue said Fulton did not comply with the law. Among other issues, commercial property owners in the county paid a disparate amount of taxes, compared to residential owners.
The letter additionally questioned the legal basis for Fulton’s decision to freeze values.
Arielle Kass covers Gwinnett County for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She started at the paper in 2010, and has covered business and local government beats around metro Atlanta. Arielle is a graduate of Emory University.