Chevron Tax Lawsuit Settled
The state Supreme Court rules that the City of Pascagoula and the Pascagoula-Gautier School District should have a say in the way Chevron is taxed on property it leases from the county.
The case dates back to 2010 when the city and school system began to dispute the way Jackson County was assessing a portion of the refinery.Chevron is technically located within the Pascagoula-Gautier School District; however it is not located within the boundaries of the city. Since the property is in the county, but the city is the taxing authority for the school district that Chevron is located in, the county would assess and collect taxes for the city. The school district disagreed with the value the county put on Chevron and sued, arguing they should have a say.
Ultimately, the Supreme Court said the city and the school district do have standing and should be included in the hearings to assess the value of Chevron.