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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 8:00am

Court Takes Atlanta Airport Tax Feud

Updated: 2 years ago.
Georgia’s Supreme Court will review a Court of Appeals decision that found the city of College Park should collect occupational taxes at the Atlanta airport because the businesses, including the main terminal and parts of two concourses, were actually within its city limits. (Photo Courtesy of J. Stephen Conn via Flickr.)

The Georgia Supreme Court will consider a long-running feud over millions of dollars in taxes generated by Atlanta's busy airport.

The court on Monday said it would review whether Atlanta had to repay occupational taxes it collected from businesses at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The justices will review a Georgia Court of Appeals decision that found that neighboring College Park should collect the taxes because the businesses, including the main terminal and parts of two concourses, were actually within its city limits.

City officials have said it's not certain how much money in tax revenue the decision could impact, but experts say it could be worth millions of dollars in revenue.

The court is set to hear the case in September.

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