Court documents show that Tyson Fresh Meats was the company that mistakenly paid sales tax to Norfolk over a six-year period.
The Nebraska Revenue Department paid Tyson more than $544,000 in March and will deduct that amount from the city's share of sales taxes collected locally.
The department told the city in February about the impending refund but didn't identify the company. But now Tyson has filed a court appeal because the state didn't pay interest on the money that had been collected Tyson from Jan. 1, 1999, through Dec. 31, 2005. The court documents listed Tyson's name.
Tyson says it erroneously paid sales tax for transactions that did not qualify under state rules as being sourced to Norfolk.
Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson closed its Norfolk slaughterhouse in February 2006.