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State Goes After Jimmy John's Over Unpaid Taxes

(Champaign, IL) -- State officials are going after Jimmy John's for allegedly skipping out on paying taxes. reports officials say two of the companies owe nearly one-and-a-half-million-bucks on corporate jets that were purchased back in 2009. Attorneys for the companies say the state applied the tax code wrong when the jets were purchased but state officials say the planes didn't qualify for a commercial transportation exemption. Lee Enterprises reports the case has been going on for more than a year now, but it only surfaced after the Jimmy John's owner toyed with the idea of moving his headquarters out of Champaign because of high tax rates.

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