Posts Tagged ‘sales tax’

Verizon sued for misrepresenting tax charges

February 19, 2009

Verizon claims that a tax called, “McTd sales tax” was a charge to the consumer.  According to this class action complaint filed in New York federal district court, the tax is actually owed by Verizon but the wireless carrier states that its a charge they are “required by law to bill customers.”  The complaint goes on to state that Sprint doesn’t pass this tax onto consumers saving them considerabley money.

Complaint courtesy Courthousenews

DirecTV sued for charging hidden fees

February 5, 2009

The plaintiff suing in state court of Georgia claims that she is being charged for two leased receiver when she should only be charged for one and for sales tax on top of that.  The complaint then states these charges are, “clear examples of DirecTV’s improper, bad faith, and deceptive business practices.”   The complaint doesn’t provide much in the way of competitive intelligence nor is it a well-written document.

Complaint courtesy Courthousenews can tax shipping

December 5, 2008

Despite the fact that the state isn’t collecting the sales tax.  I’m not sure what the implications of this are but I hope the state of Illinois where this suit was filed, will start collecting sales tax from Walmart and other online retailers.

Complaint courtesy Courthousenews

Walmart reaps tax windfall

November 18, 2008

Seems that Pennsylvania, among other states is losing millions of sales tax because Walmart and others have crafted  policies known as “vendor discount” and “dealer collection allowance,” that allow them to legally avoid paying their share.  Nationwide, this totals more than a billion dollars a year and for PA only its $72 million.  Maybe its time for state legislatures to ban these practices.