Q: what action can i take against Walmart because their charging me tax on snap benefit items since may of 2022?
i noticed today when i used the online shopping at Walmart that my total was 42.60 and total was 65.89. i am a snap benefit recipent so under the law my items are exempt so how did i get charged over 20 dollars in tax alone? this is insane and looking at my past receipts they have done this the entire time i was shopping online. i've been shopping online since may of 2022. and again i paid taxes on all of the snap eligible items. which i only bought that because i paid using my ebt card
A: You can contact Walmart customer service and bring the issue to their attention. They may be able to refund the tax amount that was incorrectly charged to you. You can also file a complaint with your state's Department of Revenue or equivalent agency, as they oversee sales tax compliance by businesses. Additionally, you can contact your local Legal Aid organization or a private attorney to explore your legal options for potential reimbursement of taxes paid.
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