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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Wausau Walgreens is latest case of dark store tax loophole, costing residents over $120,000...

City taxpayers will lose nearly $23,000 this year when the city refunds Walgreens for a portion of its taxes in the latest case of a "dark store" tax loophole in Wisconsin that left Wausau taxpayers on the hook for over $120,000 in the past five years.

Megan Stringer, Daily Herald Dark Store Loopholes
Posted on: January 26, 2020

Bill seeks to bar large retailers from using the ‘dark store loophole’ in property tax battles

Portland, Maine: The bill, expected to appear before the Legislature’s Taxation Committee, would require that retail sales facilities more than 20,000 square feet be valued based on current use, or, if vacant, according to their highest and best use...

Hannah LaClaire, Times Herald Dark Store Loopholes
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Local officials seethe as Republicans block move on 'dark stores' loophole

Village of Somers President George Stoner said it’s just one excuse after another.

“They say it would be bad for business,” Stoner said. “It’s not bad for business. Businesses need to pay their fair share.”

By JEFFREY ZAMPANTI, Racine Journal Times Dark Store Loopholes