Timberland taxes to rise in Lauderdale

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Taxes will go up slightly next year for timberland owners in Lauderdale County, the first increase in timberland taxes in several years.

Lauderdale Assessor James Rainey told the county Board of Supervisors on Thursday that the Mississippi Department of Revenue has increased the assessed value of timberlands.

The Meridian Star reports (http://bit.ly/LiS49y ) such property is valued and assessed through the state, not through county tax offices.

Rainey says Lauderdale County has about 290,000 acres of timberland.

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Information from: The Meridian Star, http://www.meridianstar.com

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