Rolling Back Property Tax Payments: How Wal-Mart Short-Changes Schools and other Public Services by Challenging Its Property Tax Assessments

PDF file: 
Author(s): 
Philip Mattera, Karla Walter, Julie Farb Blain and Colleen Ruddick
Date Published: 
October, 2007

This first-ever investigation of Wal-Mart's local property tax records finds that the retail giant systematically seeks to minimize its payment of taxes that support public schools and other vital local government services. Online appendices with lists of stores and distribution centers examined.