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New Orleans council member asks state to overturn local assessor’s commercial tax cuts

Source: - Jan 15, 2021

New Orleans Councilwoman Helena Moreno is asking the Louisiana Tax Commission — the state body that finalizes parish property tax rolls before tax bills are sent out — to investigate and reverse a set of controversial tax cuts that Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams granted to nearly every commercial property in the parish for this year.

Williams’ decision, made last year, would take roughly $42 million away from local taxing bodies, including the city government, public schools and the Sewerage and Water Board. That includes individual cuts between $1.5 and $2.5 million for several multinational companies including major hotel chains Marriott, Hilton, Harrah’s, Sheraton and the Ritz-Carlton, according to reporting in The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate.

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