Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Becky Jane Newbold
Managing Editor 

Lewis County Receives Partial IRS Refund

Attorney pushes forward in appeals process


January 2, 2020

Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner's office received two checks totaling more than $39,000 this week marked as refunds for interest and penalties paid in an ongoing appeal with the Internal Revenue Service.

A tax attorney hired by Lewis County Government was successful in recovering a portion of funds Lewis County paid in penalties and interest to the Internal Revenue Service late last year. And the proof arrived in the mail Monday in the form of two checks.

Attorney Gary R. Dettloff is handling an appeal for Lewis County.

The refund received this week may relieve some stress over Lewis County's General Fund which is $537,876.02 less than it was one year ago.

Totaling $39,159.12, $13,548.16 was refunded for June, and $25,610.96 for December of 2017.

Initially, Lewis County owed $279,923 t...

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