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Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 1:53 pm | Updated: 12:50 pm, Tue Nov 12, 2013.

Several hundred boats in Franklin County have been overcharged on this year's tax bills, Collector of Revenue Linda Emmons said Friday.

Some bills are approximately $900 to $1,000 too high while others could even be higher and some lower, she said.

Her office is not responsible for the error, Emmons said, adding that the assessor’s office applies the values.

Assessor Tom Copeland could not be immediately reached for comment Friday.

The boats were apparently entered into a computer system incorrectly, causing them to be valued higher than they should have been, Emmons said.

On Friday, Emmons said her office was working “like crazy” to get the corrected bills mailed out.

“It’s going to lower a lot of people’s bills,” Emmons said.

If people have already paid the incorrect bill, then they will be entitled to a refund, Emmons said.

Emmons said she has heard from around a dozen people who have reported the problem on their bills. She said her office just has to refer the citizens to the assessor’s office.

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