South Cordova residents fight back against city taxes | News
CORDOVA, TN- (WMC-TV) - Residents in the newly annexed section of Cordova are fighting back against city taxes. They have formed a group and are telling residents not to pay their taxes right away.
A month and a half from now, former South Cordova residents have a new bill due.
Though they are now officially Memphis residents, they are holding a big meeting to take action against the city's retroactive tax.
After an 11-year court battle to block the annexation into Memphis, those 5,000 residents were shocked to learn this June that they would have to pay 2012 taxes dating back to January.
Citizens say they cannot pay $1,000 to $2,000 on such short notice.
Residents are holding the meeting to discuss a class action lawsuit to sue the City of Memphis.
They lawsuit says it is against the law to backdate property taxes, since they did not receive city services until now.
The city originally maintained they could backdate the taxes, since the lawsuit ended more than a year ago.
Now, signs can be found in the neighborhood and on Facebook pages announcing an "unfair taxes" meeting by South Cordova Citizens for county services.
Meanwhile, area lawmakers are awaiting an attorney general opinion on the matter.
The meeting is in the Agricenter Amphitheater Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
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