A story in the Jan. 31 edition of The Voice regarding St. Bernard Parish’s taxing bodies denying two industrial tax exemptions on Jan. 28 included ambiguously-phrased statements.

The statements reported the amount of tax that would have been paid to each taxing body over a 10-year period had the 80/20 tax exemptions passed (meaning 80 percent of the tax value would be waived while 20 percent would be paid to the taxing body). Under current Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) rules, the parish council, parish school board and parish sheriff’s office each have the ability to grant or deny industrial tax exemptions independently of the decisions reached by the other taxing bodies.

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