Fernley Sues State Over Taxes

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The city of Fernley has filed a federal
lawsuit against Nevada officials, arguing it is being shortchanged
in the distribution of various consolidated taxes.

In its suit filed Friday is U.S. District Court in Reno, lawyers
argue that Fernley is receiving substantially less money under the
so-called "C-tax" distribution than other incorporated cities of
similar size.

It says in the last fiscal year, Fernley received a tax distribution of $143,000, while the city of Elko received about $11 million.

In Clark County, the city of Boulder City received nearly $8
million, and Mesquite received $7 million in that same year.

C-tax distributions are based on a 1997 formula. Located in Lyon
County, Fernley incorporated in 2001, but the lawsuit says tax
distributions have not kept pace with its population growth.

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