WASHINGTON — Wal-Mart Stores has engaged in a systematic effort to challenge tax assessments on its properties, according to a report published today by Good Jobs First here. The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer in turn questioned the accuracy of the study’s numbers and defended its right to challenge tax assessments that appear to be incorrect, a company spokesman told SN. “Unwittingly, Wal-Mart appears to be confirming the argument often raised by neighborhood groups that the construction ...

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