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Michigan Counties Keep All Proceeds from Tax Sales of Properties Class Action

If a person does not pay the taxes owed on a piece of property, the property itself may be seized and sold to generate money to pay the taxes. What this class action objects to is the practice it alleges against Michigan counties who keep the entire sum generated by the sale, even if it  Read more

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Michigan Keeps Surplus in Tax Sales of Properties Class Action

If a person owns a property and falls behind on the tax payments on it, the property can be seized by the government entity to which the taxes are owed and sold to pay the taxes owed. This class action brings suit against a number of Michigan counties—Huron, Sanilac, St. Clair, Lapeer, and Genesee—alleging that  Read more

St. Clair County, Michigan

Overstock.com Taxes on Sales Delivered to Missouri Customers Class Action

This class action concerns the amount of tax charged to Missouri customers by Overstock.com, Inc. on a purchase made by remote means, where the items purchased are shipped from outside Missouri to an address within Missouri. The complaint alleges that the company charges higher sales tax rates than those set forth by Missouri itself, which  Read more

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City of Los Angeles Natural Gas Tax Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against the City of Los Angeles for improper addtions to its natural gas utility tax. The complaint claims that the city improperly added a Public Purpose Surcharge and a State Regulatory Fee to the tax, when it should have based the tax only on the amount of natural gas  Read more

Expedia Tax Overcharge for Reservations.com Hotel Rooms Class Action

Reservations.com has no direct agreements with hotels, the complaint for this class action alleges. Instead, it gets its room listings from Expedia, Inc. and that company’s subsidiaries, EAN.com, LP, Travelscape, LLC, and Hotels.com, LP. And, the complaint says, those companies overcharge Reservation.com’s customers for taxes and fees due on those rooms.  Read more

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County of Los Angeles Telephone Tax Settlement

The County of Los Angeles is putting up nearly $17 million to settle a class action alleging that it caused telephone service providers to collect taxes from customers on services that were not taxable. The complaint alleges that taxes should have been collected only on local services and on long distance services where charges varied  Read more

City of Long Beach, CA Telephone Tax Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action that alleges that the City of Long Beach, California required telephone service providers to collect more utility user taxes (UUTs) than it should have. The complaint claimed that taxes should have been collected only on local and long distance service where charges for calls varied by both time and  Read more

Online Hotel Reservation Overcharge for Taxes and Fees Class Action

Plaintiff Joseph Church booked a hotel room for himself and his family, and the complaint for this class action alleges that he was asked to pay the website’s service fee, the room charge, and associated taxes and fees. The charge for the taxes and fees was $108.68, but according to the complaint, the actual amount  Read more