LB Tax Refund
- Filing can be completed online or through the mail
- A variety of important dates apply to the settlement
- Those with questions can contact the Administrator
When it comes to taxes, nobody likes paying more than they are legally obligated to. With that being said, when it’s suspected that a large group of people paid taxes above and beyond what was legally owed, the recipe for a class action lawsuit begins to take shape. The lawsuit titled McWilliams v. City of Long Beach was filed over allegations that the city of Long Beach, California improperly required that telephone service providers collect taxes on services that were not taxable by law. However, the city has pushed back denying that it improperly collected the disputed “utility user taxes” listed in the lawsuit. Those who wish to make a claim for a refund can do so online by going to the LB Tax Refund settlement page and clicking the File a Claim link. After clicking the link one of the three available filing options must be selected prior to moving on to the actual online claim form.
More Information on the Settlement
- The taxes must have been collected between August 11th, 2005 and December 19th, 2008
- Supporting documents must be provided by those who wish to claim 100% of the taxes paid
- The deadline by which all claims must be filed (online or by mail) is September 15th, 2018
- September 28th, 2018 is the deadline by which objections must be received by the court
- Those who want out of the settlement must file an exclusion request by October 15th, 2018
Class Members who would like to attend the Final Fairness Hearing should mark the date of October 29th, 2018 at on the calendar (it starts at 9 AM so don’t hit that snooze button one too many times!). It should be noted that claims sent by mail and requests for exclusion must be post-marked by the previously listed filing deadlines and sent to PO Box 91304, Seattle, WA 98111. Those with questions about the settlement can try reviewing the information found in the Class Notice or taking a look at the Frequently Asked questions section of the LB Tax Refund settlement page. Class Members who prefer to find answers by means of a phone call or email message can try reaching out to the Claims Administrator for help.
Claim Administrator Email Address and Phone Number