THE HUNTER REPORT
APPEAL NEWS -
KIMBERLY CLARK INITIAL DECISION
BY: PAT HUNTER
An administrative hearing was held on October 1, 2013 in Nashville concerning an appeal, which was filed by Kimberly Clark Corp. with the Tennessee State Board of Equalization for tax years 2011, 2012, and 2013. On December 2, 2013, an initial decision was rendered, which states in part "After having reviewed all the evidence in the case, the administrative judge finds that the subject property should remained valued as determined by the Loudon County Board of Equalization. For the reasons discussed below, the Administrative Judge finds that the Assessor's Motion for Directed Verdict (or Motion for Involuntary Dismissal) should be granted." To read the public record, CLICK Kimberly - Clark Corporation Initial Decision - December 2, 2013 pdf. A party may appeal the initial decision of the administrative judge within the structured time frame.
County and Loudon City officials have anxiously awaited the outcome of the Kimberly Clark, and A.E. Staley appeals; two large tax revenues. Both government entities have shared concerns about the possible tax revenue loss and adverse affects to respective budgets.
At last month's Nov. 4th Loudon County Commission meeting, Property Assessor Mike Campbell shared the initial decision of A.E. Staley Mfg. Tax Appeal. Click to read related article TATE & LYLE (A. E. STALEY MFG.) TAX APPEAL NEWS.
Kimberly Clark's (KC) initial decision was rendered on December 2, 2013; same day as Loudon County Commission's meeting. This time Assessor Mike Campbell was not in attendance to relay this news. Nonetheless, THE HUNTER REPORT believes that you have a right to know and be informed. To see recent Decisions of the State Board of Equalization (Appeals), click the link http://www.comptroller.tn.gov/sboe/RecentDecisionsSelect.asp Click SUBMIT for a complete listing.