Comptroller scolds former Revenue chief

October 20, 2011 2:39PM

In a recent letter sent to legislative leaders, the state Comptroller called into question the use of “tax variances” by former Dept. of Revenue commissioner Reagan Farr. As noted by Tennessee Watchdog, the commissioner appears to have used his authority to change certain companies’ tax bills in exchange for their promise to invest in economic development in the state. This exposes yet another example of corporate welfare by the state’s former top tax collector. Read the entire story at