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County forgives penalty fees on unpaid taxes

Lessons learned and information gathered, the Crook County Commissioners have agreed to waive $1552.78 in penalty fees on personal property tax payments that Black Thunder Oil was not aware were owed.

Jeff Waliezer and Roni Steed of Black Thunder approached the commission last month to explain that the company had not received any notice of these taxes until a bill arrived with a ‘past due’ penalty.

According to Waliezer, Black Thunder found itself in a messy situation after acquiring the assets of BW Oil, which went bankrupt in 2013. The company has spent the time since the acquisition attemp...

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