• Tennessee AG Scales Back Cooperative Tax Breaks
  • October 26, 2015
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • The Tennessee attorney general (AG) has stated that the state‚Äôs rural electric cooperatives are not entitled to a tax break that has been used since the late 1980s entitling cooperatives a temporary exemption from local property taxes after building a new facility or plant. The AG opines that the state constitution does not allow this break because cooperatives are neither government agencies nor charities.