A look at the Top 10 taxpayers of Decatur County in 2019

Published 5:05 pm Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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The top 10 taxpayers in Decatur County in 2019 accounted for more than $5 million in tax revenue for the county.

This year’s tax rolls show an increase of more than $3 million from 2018’s top 10 taxpayers.

Leading the way is Southern Power Company, who paid $2.1 million. This payment represents the almost 200-acres of solar panel property in the north part of Decatur County.

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The biggest piece of solar panel property is 168 acres.

Georgia Power Company was the second biggest taxpayer of 2019 with just over $1 million paid. BASF Catalysts LLC accounts for $800,229.42 of 2019’s tax revenue and is the third highest payer. The fourth place spot is a steep drop from there, where records show Shaw Industries Inc. paid $260,045.07.

CSX Transportation Inc. paid $240,160.64 in property taxes in 2019 and is the fifth highest payer, followed by Sanfilippo in the sixth spot at $239,912.86. Engelhard Corp. is the seventh highest payer with $200,316.25.

At eighth is Georgia Transmission, accounting for $162,120.60 of taxes paid in 2019, followed by Grade Electric Membership at ninth with $157,188.26 and TransMontaigne Product at 10th with $153,768.81 in taxes paid.