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Appraiser will examine Connie Mack's tax-break 'conundrum'



The property appraiser overseeing Senate candidate Connie Mack's homestead exemption says he'll double-check to make sure the congressman is legally getting the tax break.

But Mack is probably in the clear — even though his wife, California Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, has a homestead exemption in her district, said Lee County Property Appraiser Ken Wilkinson. "I think they'll be okay. That's my gut feeling," Wilkinson said. "But I now have an obligation to check this out."

The issue cropped up shortly after Mack criticized Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson for taking advantage of another tax break, an agricultural exemption, on a Brevard property that has cows on it.

Like Nelson's agricultural exemption, Mack's homestead exemption case isn't easy to figure. (Story here.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:33pm]


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