City Council votes 7-0 to authorize first-half real estate tax bill of more than $1 million
By Vic BradshawThe Winchester Star
September 29, 2010
WINCHESTER- The not-for-profit Winchester Medical Center is not exempt from property taxation, according to a report prepared by the commissioner of the revenue and endorsed Tuesday by the City Council.
In a decision that likely is the first of its kind in Virginia, the council voted 7-0 to authorize Commissioner Ann Burkholder to prepare a first-half real estate tax bill for the portion of the WMC campus that has not been billed, unless compelling evidence is presented that the property is exempt.
That bill would total slightly more than $1 million, Burkholder said, and bills for personal property taxes and up to three years of back taxes could follow.
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