Atlanta attorneys, the city may be preparing to write you a check -- but it would prefer you say, "No thanks." The payout is the result of long-running litigation over the city's occupation tax. In 2003, the Supreme Court of Georgia struck down the tax on attorneys as an unconstitutional precondition to practicing law. After disagreements that stretched for four years, the city will now refund lawyers, and has already paid the attorneys who represented the attorney-taxpayers more than $6 million.
Payments to Atlanta Lawyers Who Paid Occupation Tax Could Top $11.5 Million
April 13, 2007