Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Comcast property taxes years overdue on MCPS lease

County Executive Ike Leggett, Montgomery County attorney and MCPS officials allow Comcast debt to remain unpaid while homeowners lose homes over similar unpaid taxes

Cable service provider and cell site operator Comcast Corporation has racked up over $10,000 in unpaid property tax bills since 2009.

During the 2009 to 2013 time period, Montgomery County has collected overdue property taxes from thousands of homeowners by selling liens against their homes -- which, in many cases, has led to foreclosure and eviction.  Comcast, however, has received special treatment.   Instead of foreclosing on the Comcast tower and cell site equipment, the County Attorney has done nothing to collect the overdue taxes from Comcast.

In addition to the unpaid taxes from 2009 to 2012, Comcast was never issued tax bills for 2003 to 2008 because the Board of Education failed to inform the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation that the lease had been created.   All of the tax revenue that should have been collected from 2003 to 2008 has been lost because of the three year statute of limitations on collection of property taxes.  And by not pursuing collection of the 2009 to 2012 debt, the county and the Board of Education might let Comcast run the clock out on these tax bills, too.

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget that Comcast has corporate status, unlike us mere mortals.
    BTW next time you call Comcast for technical support, after you give them all your privacy data in order for them to validate your identity, ask them where are they physically located.


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