Comcast wins Oregon property tax ruling



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Comcast has won a property tax decision that could cost some Oregon counties millions in refunds.

The Oregonian reports ( ) the Oregon Tax Court ruled Aug. 10 that the state Department of Revenue improperly assessed the value of the cable company’s assets. The next step is a formal judgment, and then either side could appeal to the state supreme court.

Multnomah County could have to repay more than $8 million, Washington County $5 million and Clackamas County about $4 million, plus interest.

Because counties collect property taxes for local taxing districts, the decision also affects cities, school and fire districts.


Information from: The Oregonian,