Walmart Incorrect Refund of Sales Tax on Returns 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:

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is putting down $5 million to settle claims that it incorrectly calculated the sales taxes on returned items. The complaint alleged that it did not refund the correct amount of sales taxes along with the purchase price.

Docket Number:


Company: Walmart, Inc.

Filing Deadline: April 1, 2021

Class Period: July 17, 2015 to November 25, 2020

Objection Deadline: April 1, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: April 1, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: April 21, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

No proof of purchase is needed. Presumably company records will be used for verification.


You may be eligible if you bought an item at a Walmart or Sam’s Club store, or from Walmart’s or Sam’s Club’s website for pickup or delivery in the US, and then returned it for a refund or credit between July 17, 2015 and November 25, 2020, but the amount of tax on the refund or credit was less than the full amount of tax you paid when you bought the item.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Each class member who files a valid claim will receive an equal amount of the net settlement fund. Final amounts will depend on the number of valid claims submitted as well as the amounts subtracted from the gross settlement fund for things like attorney fees, administration costs, and so on.

Total Settlement Amount: $5,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:

Claim Form: Walmart Incorrect Refund of Sales Tax on Returns Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Pearlstone v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Settlement Website: Walmart Incorrect Refund of Sales Tax on Returns Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Walmart Sales Tax Refund Settlement Administrator
c/o Epiq
P.O. Box 2995
Portland, OR 97208-2995

Tags: Incomplete Refund, Sales Tax