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Arlington County’s shakedown of visiting students may have come to an end, thanks to a Canadian George Washington Law student. David Flam was shocked to discover that although his car was purchased and registered in Montreal, Arlington wanted $425 in property tax. (Arlington has traditionally taxed all vehicles located within its boundaries, even those of temporary residents like students.) Flam founded Concerned About the Rights of Students (CARS) and challenged the county’s Commissioner of Revenue. Arlington eventually acknowledged that Flam’s taxable domicile was Canada, and that billing temporary residents for property tax was a violation of state law. CARS is now prodding Arlington to refund to other students.