Appleton takes on `dark store` tax loophole

APPLETON - If tax refunds from Appleton to large retailers using what`s known as the "dark store" tax loophole continue, homeowners and small business owners could see their property taxes increase another $140 a year, according to City Assessor DeAnn Brosman.

In response to what Brosman calls an "onslaught" of lawsuits by retailers such as CVS or Target to have the city assess their occupied property values like vacant storefronts, city officials are poised to take a stand against the practice.

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Ken Notes: As should others! The state needs to work with communities to encourage adaptive reuse on these properties ASAP.

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