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Mayor: Uniontown owes more than $500,000 to IRS

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UNIONTOWN, Ala. (AP) - Officials in Uniontown say the city owes more than $500,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Mayor Jamaal Hunter and City Councilwoman Dr. Vera Davis said Wednesday the city owes $551,641 to the Internal Revenue Service in unpaid payroll taxes.

The Selma Times-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1sb33Fg) that their comments came during a public forum last week.

Hunter said the vast majority of the debt was accumulated during fiscal year 2007 and 2008, before he took office in October 2008.

Officials say it's possible that the IRS could attempt to seize city property -- a scenario Hunter said the city is prepared to deal with.

The mayor said officials have sought to identify city property not being used, which could be sold to help pay down the tax liabilities.

Information from: Times Journal, http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/

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