HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo is continuing to challenge a federal court order that requires the U.S. territory to pay tax refunds no later than six months after the tax-filing deadline.
The Pacific Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1mDK06v ) that the governor's attorneys filed an emergency application on Tuesday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to continue a stay on the government's mandate to pay the plaintiff's attorney fees.
Calvo's legal team has previously argued that the government of Guam shouldn't be liable for any attorney fees because Guam should be treated as a federal agency collecting taxes.
Calvo's attorneys have stated their intent to appeal the case to the Supreme Court.
The tax code does not set a payment deadline, but requires the payment of annual interest on unpaid refunds. The government of Guam for years has opted to pay the interest.