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Nebraska Furniture Mart And The Battle Over ‘Dark Stores’

Nebraska Furniture Mart, one of the busiest retailers in the region, stands to get a nearly $1.5 million property tax refund on its Kansas City, Kansas, location after winning an appeal to a state tax board. What could this mean for other big box retailers?

Big retail companies in Kansas are trying to get out of paying property taxes by using a strategy called the "Dark Store Theory". The latest is Nebraska Furniture Mart in Wyandotte County. Steve Vockrodt, the investigative editor of the Midwest Newsroom, has been covering this issue, and he’s here to explain why.

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