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Court rejects Nestle's claim of overpayment of property taxes in Eau Claire

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Court rejects Nestle's claim of overpayment of property taxes in Eau Claire
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A state appeals court has rejected Nestle USA's claim that it's paying too much in property taxes at its baby formula plant in Eau Claire.

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The state Revenue Department gave the plant an assessed value of $10.9 million in 2003 and 2004.

But Nestle said it should have been one-third that much.

It said the plant should have been compared to other food processing facilities, because it could never be sold as a baby formula plant.

But the Fourth District Appellate Court in Madison said Thursday the original assessments were fair.

Nestle built the plant in 2001.

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