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South Fulton tax collection in limbo due to tax commissioner dispute

Fulton County Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand. BRANT SANDERLIN / AJC FILE PHOTO
Fulton County Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand. BRANT SANDERLIN / AJC FILE PHOTO

Tax collection in the new city of South Fulton is in limbo.

Fulton County commissioners delayed a vote to collect the tax after they disagreed about whether residents there should have to pay Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand an additional $1 per parcel for doing the work.

Ferdinand is the highest-paid elected official in the state in part because of such fees.

He earned about $390,000 last year, a total that included $210,281 in $1 fees for collecting taxes in Johns Creek, Sandy Springs and Atlanta. South Fulton has 40,596 taxable parcels, according to the county tax assessor’s office.

Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann said she could not support an agreement that allowed Ferdinand to add an additional $40,000 to his salary.

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In other Fulton tax news:

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted to freeze high property taxes at 2016 levels.