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State Supreme Court To Hear Argument Over Who Gets Airport Taxes

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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) —Just as the world’s busiest airport is about to open an international terminal and ultimately get even busier, the Georgia Supreme Court says it will consider a long-running feud over millions of dollars in taxes generated by Hartsfield Jackson International.

The court on Monday said it would review whether Atlanta had to repay occupational taxes it collected from businesses at the airport.

The justices will review a Georgia Court of Appeals decision that found that neighboring College Park should collect the taxes because the businesses, including the main terminal and parts of two concourses, were actually within its city limits.

City officials have said it’s not certain how much money in tax revenue the decision could impact, but experts say it could be worth millions of dollars in revenue.

The court is set to hear the case in September.

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