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Spansion still owes millions in local property taxes
Thursday, February 12, 2009 by Austin Monitor
As of late Wednesday, flash memory maker Spansion had failed to pay more than $8.6 million in property taxes owed to the City of
According to county records, Spansion owes Del Valle ISD $5.2 million, the City of
Holly Burkhart, corporate spokesperson for Spansion in
In addition, DRH Austin Owner Ltd., owner of the
Software maker Oracle
Knight said his office had been waiting to declare property taxes delinquent until they were sure that checks had not been simply gotten delayed in the mail. Spansion is the largest taxpayer that still owes money, but about 1500 property owners each still owe more than $10,000 in local taxes.
Knight said the county has collected about 95 percent of what is owed. “We’re about one-half percent behind last year’s collections, which adds up to around $13 million.” If the large delinquent taxpayers had paid their tax bills, Knight said “we would be exactly identical to last year.”
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