Court Rules Johnson City Won’t Have to Pay County for Liquor Taxes - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 29, 2017
An appellate court in Knoxville has reversed a lower court’s order that would have forced Johnson City to share years of liquor-by-the-drink tax revenue with Washington County, the Johnson City Press reports. The decision was issued on Wednesday by Judges Thomas Frierson, Michael Swiney and Richard Dinkins. The complaint, filed by Washington County, sought $3.4 million. While Johnson City passed a liquor-by-the-drink referendum in 1980, the county never passed a similar measure, making it ineligible for the tax collections.