Alabama Courts Affirm Tax Assessments
Performed by Revenue Discovery Systems
Judge rules Florala and Andalusia tax assessments valid
February 11, 2010 02:11 PM Eastern Time
MONTGOMERY, Ala.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--A Montgomery Circuit Court judge has upheld tax
assessments administered by PRA Government Services, LLC (d/b/a Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS)) and
granted summary judgments in two cases affirming taxes owed to the cities of Florala and Andalusia by a local
pharmacy. Judge Eugene W. Reese ruled Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 that the tax ordinances under which RDS had
issued assessments on behalf of the two cities were “plain and unambiguous and therefore … valid on their face.”
The two cases made various claims against the cities and RDS including challenges to the constitutionality of the local
business tax ordinance, violations of due process, violations of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TBOR) and allegations of
improper contingency fee billing by RDS. Judge Reese dismissed each action in its entirety.
“We are pleased that the taxes we assisted our client cities to assess were determined to be clearly due and owing in
such a forceful and clear manner,” said Kennon Walthall, President of PRA Government Services d/b/a RDS.
Based in Birmingham, Ala., RDS is a government services company providing revenue enhancement support
services to state and local government in the areas of tax administration, revenue discovery & recovery, and
compliance audit examination.
Each year RDS processes billions of dollars in business taxes, licenses and fees and has simultaneously discovered
and recovered millions in unpaid revenues. For nearly 30 years, RDS has been committed to delivering government
solutions based on outstanding value, competitive pricing, exceptional customer service and compliance with the
highest professional standards. RDS currently provides tax administration services for more than 450 state and local
government clients and manages 700+ professional servic