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Fernley sues state over local tax distributions
by Associated Press
Apr 09, 2012 | 746 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO (AP) — The city of Fernley has filed a federal lawsuit against Nevada officials, arguing it is being shortchanged in the distribution of various consolidated taxes.

In its suit filed Friday is U.S. District Court in Reno, lawyers argue that Fernley is receiving substantially less money under the so-called “C-tax” distribution than other incorporated cities of similar size.

It says in the last fiscal year, Fernley received a tax distribution of $143,000, while the city of Elko received about $11 million.

In Clark County, the city of Boulder City received nearly $8 million, and Mesquite received $7 million in that same year.

C-tax distributions are based on a 1997 formula. Located in Lyon County, Fernley incorporated in 2001, but the lawsuit says tax distributions have not kept pace with its population growth.
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