Hammond residents wrongly taxed

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Posted: Jun 7, 2010 5:43 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: property, owners, Hammond, school, taxes, Hammond School District, tax boundaries

About 175 property owners in some areas of Hammond have been paying Hammond school taxes for up to two decades even though their property is not within the official Hammond School District tax boundaries.

Tangipahoa Parish Tax Assessor Joaquin Matheu says the error was discovered in February.

Since then, the taxes have been removed from the tax rolls of the affected property owners and will not appear on their 2010 tax bills that are mailed in December.

He said the error most likely occurred when the city of Hammond annexed the areas that fell outside of the school taxing district.

Matheu said that he did not know how much a taxpayer could be refunded.

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