Citizens of a recently annexed portion of South Cordova have a new expense due in about two months — their city taxes.
Many citizens expressed concerns at a public meeting Wednesday night about having to quickly come up with the new tax money, so the city of Memphis is now looking at state legislation that could allow for a grace period for those residents.
“I was particularly troubled by the plight of our newest citizens and the hardship created by tax bills they were not expecting,” said Mayor A C Wharton in a press release issued today. “We know we must try to find a way to give them some relief.”
The State Board of Equalization said the city could pursue state litigation that would allow for a grace period for property owners in a newly annexed area. If cannot, however, allow for different delinquency dates for different areas.