HCA sues Florida over $118k tax bill for vacant facility

Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America closed Edward White Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., in late 2014. However, the Pinellas County tax collector issued the shuttered hospital a tax bill of $118,657 in 2015.

An HCA entity, Edward White Hospital, Inc., has filed a lawsuit, claiming the appraised value of $5.4 million that the 2015 tax bill was based on is too high for a vacant property, reports SaintPetersBlog. The hospital was operational during 2013 and most of 2014, and its assessed value for those years was $5.3 million and $5.5 million, respectively

The director of the Florida Department of Revenue, the property appraiser and tax collector are named as defendants in the suit.

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