Walmart Excessive Sales Tax Pennsylvania Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Walmart is settling a class action alleging that when customers bought items with coupons, it charged them sales tax on the original price of the item rather than on the price they actually paid for it. The complaint claims that Pennsylvania state law requires retailer to deduct the value of the coupons before calculating sales tax. The coupons at issue include store coupons, manufacturer’s coupons, and “buy one, get one free” discounts.

Docket Number:


Company: Walmart, Inc.

Filing Deadline: November 22, 2018

Class Period: June 8, 2007

Objection Deadline: November 14, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: November 14, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: November 19, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

Presumably store records will be used for verification.


You may be eligible if you are an individual and (a) on or after June 8, 2007 you bought an item from a Walmart that was subject to the payment of sales tax, r(b) you received a discount on the item through a “buy one, get one free” discount, store coupon, or manufacturer’s coupon, and (c) you were charged sales tax based on the original purchase price of the items instead of the actual discounted price.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Class members can receive one gift card, estimated at $30 (possibly lower and up to a maximum of $100), depending on the number of valid claims submitted. Gifts cards may be used at Walmart stores, Sam’s Club stores, or their websites. Only one card per party.

Total Settlement Amount: $21,500,000 to $45,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $50,000

Law Firm:
Rothman Gordon PC

Claim Form: Walmart Excessive Sales Tax Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Brian Farneth v. Walmart Stores, Inc.

Settlement Website: Walmart Excessive Sales Tax Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
AB Data Ltd.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Walmart Coupon Class Action Settlement
Claims Administrator
c/o A.B. Data, Ltd.
P.O. Box 173053
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(855) 569-5890

Tags: Deceptive Discount Offers, Deceptive Sales Practices, Improper Sales Tax Charges