Straughn v. Thompson, 354 So. 2d 948 (Fla. Ct. App. 1978) (full-text).
Factual Background Edit
Thompson's 1974 tax bill contained a "computer error," which omitted a zero from the stated assessed value of the improvements on Thompson's property. After Thompson's payment of the 1974 tax, the error was discovered and additional taxes were back assessed.
The trial court held invalid the tax assessor's correction of the computer error in the property tax bill and his back assessment of additional taxes.
Appellate Court Proceedings Edit
The court of appeal reversed, ruling that the action of the tax assessor was valid.