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Madison County's tax assessor looking for homestead tax fraud

CANTON — Madison County’s tax assessor is asking local homeowner’s associations to help identify rental properties in their neighborhoods. Tax Assessor Gerald Barber told the Madison County Journal the groups can help in cracking down on homestead exemption fraud. Under homestead exemption, the state encourages people to own homes by exempting the houses from some property taxes. The state reimburses ...

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Officials find tens of thousands of homestead exemption errors

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Revenue has found mistakes in 36,000 homestead exemption filings. MDR officials tell The Clarion-Ledger it found cases where people were paying too little, too much or — in most instances — enjoying the tax break a deceased elderly or disabled relative formerly received. MDR officials credit the discovery of the problems to new computer ...

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