Class Eligibility

Estimated Amount

$27

All persons, including corporate and non-corporate entities wherever organized and existing, who paid telephone utility user taxes to the County of Los Angeles on telephone service utilized from August 25, 2005 to November 4, 2008, other than local-only telephone services, teletypewriter exchange service, or long distance telephone service where the charge varied by both time and distance, and who have not already received a refund of such tax.

Proof of Purchase

No

Those requesting actual amount refund instead of standard will need to present the last 10 phone bills

Case Name

Granados v. County of Los Angeles,
Case No. BC361470
Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of Los Angeles

Case Summary

The lawsuit, called Granados v. County of Los Angeles, case number BC361470, was filed by a County resident, Willy Granados, who believed that the County improperly required telephone service providers to collect TUT on telephone services that were not legally taxable. Specifically, the plaintiff alleged that prior to November 4, 2008, the County’s TUT should have been collected only on local telephone service and long distance service where charges for calls varied by both time and distance. The plaintiff filed the lawsuit on behalf of himself and all other similarly situated taxpayers. The County denied and continues to deny that the TUT was improperly collected.

Settlement Pool

$16,900,000

Deadline

9/15/2018

Contact


Granados v. County of Los Angeles
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91348
Seattle, WA 98111
833-807-3690
info@LACountyTaxRefund.com

25 responses to “Los Angeles Telephone Tax Class Action Settlement”

  1. jonae johnson says:

    I paid and havent recieved a fund

    ADMIN – Hi Jonae,

    Have you filed a claim?

  2. Janice Spears says:

    I lived in Whittier, with two businesses in the LA araea

    ADMIN – Hi Janice,

    Sounds like you are a member of the class .

  3. william villalobos says:

    i have had phone service in la county for personnel long distance and bussiness

    ADMIN – Hi William,

    Fantastic! Go ahead and file a claim.

  4. Sandra Bell says:

    i have had these services for 20 years …what bills would i need to submit?

    ADMIN – Hi Sandra,

    The settlement reads “submit the last 10 telephone bills”

  5. Martha Duffey says:

    I filed a claim, how long does it take…

    ADMIN – Hi Martha,

    There is no fixed timeline. Basically it can take from months to years

  6. teresa labruno says:

    How do I know if I am in the action. I live in Glendora. Is there a number to call

    ADMIN – Hi Teresa,

    Glendora is not City of Los Angeles.

  7. Michele Krishnan says:

    I live in Altadena, Ca. Can I file?

    ADMIN – Hi Michele,

    All persons, including corporate and non-corporate entities wherever organized and existing, who paid telephone utility user taxes to the County of Los Angeles on telephone service utilized from August 25, 2005 to November 4, 2008, other than local-only telephone services, teletypewriter exchange service, or long distance telephone service where the charge varied by both time and distance, and who have not already received a refund of such tax.

  8. Linda Loding says:

    I lived in the unincorporated area of LA with a Pasadena address from 2001 through 2017. I moved to AZ last August, I do not have the phone bills from AT&T to prove it. Am I “out of luck”?

    ADMIN – Hi Linda,

    I believe you may contact the telephone company and obtain duplicates.

  9. CAROLYN RODDY says:

    I would like to file

    ADMIN – Hi Carolyn,

    Please use the link provided.

  10. Janice Tevis says:

    I had service on two numbers during tyhis period

    ADMIN – Hi Janice,

    If you are a member of the class by all means file a claim.

  11. paul myers says:

    Please mail me a refund form

    ADMIN – Hi Paul,

    That is not our role. We are an informational website only.

  12. corina hagen says:

    corina ann hagen 14900 e mulberry dr whittier ca 90064 apt 4-j ,and 14300 e mulberry dr whittier,ca 90604 562/941-5061…………….562/941-3134……………………………..562/754-9229

    ADMIN – Hi Corina,

    Consider filing a claim.

  13. anniecaraway says:

    Do I qualified? I live in Lynwood Ca.have a cell and residence phone two different..

    ADMIN – Hi Annie,

    Is Lynwood part of the Greater Los Angeles County? If so, you qualify if the deadline has not passed.

  14. Gene Sannes says:

    I’ve lived in the Lancaster area north of LA during the time frame the taxes were collected. Is the lancaster area part of the law suite.

    ADMIN – Hi Gene,

    If Lancaster is part of The Greater Los Angeles County Area, the answer is yes.

  15. Robert L. Glover says:

    I had three phone numbers at that period of time and they were (818) 429-6510, (818) 421-0303 and last one was (818) 421-0360. my mailing address is :p. O. Box 90634, City of Industry, CA 91715-0634. Thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Robert,

    If you believe you are a member of the class please file a claim.

  16. John Dyer says:

    Had phone service here in Covina for 39 years

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    That makes you a class member.

  17. ARTEMIS BEDROS says:

    August 24,2918
    I have lived at this address for thirty 3 years. I have had several Phone Companies. Currently, Spectrum.
    we have been charged taxes for every feature on our bill every month. We are not even happy with our provider.

    How do we go ahead and claim for tax refund under the current class action settlement ?
    Artemis Bedros

    ADMIN – Hi Artemis,

    File a claim using the link provided.

  18. Wallace Johnson says:

    08-27-18
    I have had phone service for 15 years
    2747 Minford St. Lancaster 93536

    ADMIN – Hi Wallace,

    If you are a class member by all means file a claim using the link provided.

  19. Robert Perry says:

    I had and continue to have phone service phone service

  20. Ramona Corral says:

    I had a business in LA 90022 and I also had a personal land line and a cell number in 90022 can I file two claims? One as a business and another claim as a resident?

    ADMIN – Hi Ramona,

    The terms read as follows: All persons, including corporate and non-corporate entities wherever organized and existing, who paid telephone utility user taxes to the County of Los Angeles on telephone service utilized from August 25, 2005 to November 4, 2008, other than local-only telephone services, teletypewriter exchange service, or long distance telephone service where the charge varied by both time and distance, and who have not already received a refund of such tax.

    Your business is a corporate person. You are another person. That means you file on behalf of your business and for yourself.

  21. Ginger Brown says:

    I can not remember my cell phones #’s, do I still get the refund. I only submitted my landline #.

    ADMIN – Hi Ginger,

    I don’t think so. You only get something for the #s you file for.

  22. Kathy says:

    I filed a claim but how can i check to see if it is in the system with my reference code?

    ADMIN – Hi Kathy,

    I don’t think you can. But you can call the class action administrator

  23. kathy says:

    If you can’t remember your landline or cell number try using this website and input your information: https://www.fastpeoplesearch.com

  24. Betty May Keller says:

    How can I confirm that I submitted a completed refund form? Claim notification was listed as Behy J May. Should be Betty J. May ( My married name is Betty J. May-Keller

    ADMIN – Hi Betty,

    You can reach out to the class action administrator. If you scroll up you will find their info under the subheading titled contact

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