Saturday, April 27, 2013

You don't see this everyday...

The City of Long Beach, CA was ordered to pay back all of its citizens -- not just those who filed individual, separate claims -- telephone-related taxes that were illegal in the first place.  Wow, a government court telling a municipal government agency that it was wrong and to fork over money! Now you don't see that everyday!  From the short article at the Tax Foundation:
The California Supreme Court gave a victory to taxpayers yesterday, unanimously ruling (PDF) that the City of Long Beach must recognize class claims to refund illegally collected telephone taxes