Class Eligibility

Estimated Amount


All persons, including corporate and non-corporate entities wherever organized and existing, who paid telephone utility user taxes to the City of Long Beach for residential landline service, business landline service and mobile telephone service utilized between August 11, 2005 and December 19, 2008, other than purely local service, teletypewriter exchange service, or long distance telephone service where the charge varied by both time and distance (the “Settlement Class”).

Proof of Purchase


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

Case Name

McWilliams v. City of Long Beach,
Case No. BC361469
Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of Los Angeles

Case Summary

This class action lawsuit was filed by a Long Beach resident seeking refunds of telephone taxes paid to the City of Long Beach, CA for telephone services utilized between August 11, 2005 and December 19, 2008. The City denied any wrongdoing and still denies any liability in this case. However, the parties have agreed to a settlement that provides for telephone tax refunds to eligible claimants.

Settlement Pool





McWilliams v. City of Long Beach
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91304
Seattle, WA 98111

11 responses to “Long Beach California Telephone Tax Class Action Settlement”

  1. Toney Hildreth says:

    Only in Long Beach!

    ADMIN – Hi Toney,

    There is one for Los Angeles also.

  2. Hilda Viola says:

    I would like a refund. My previous name and address under Hilda Benitez 5765 Chestnut Ave, Long Beach CA 90805. My current address is 14103 Ocean Gate Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250. My phone # is 310 676-7451

    ADMIN – Hi Hilda,

    Leaving your info here will not result in receiving your share of the claim.

  3. Roy Lawler says:

    Like refund of all monies owed..

    ADMIN – Hi Roy,

    You are probably asking for your share of the settlement. To obtain your share you need to file a claim.

  4. robert e opsal says:

    i would like a refund of the telephone tax’s i have paid my name is robert e opsal adress is 6112 e spring st long beach calif 90815 phone number is 562 5050073 call if you need more info thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Robert,

    Please use the link provided.

  5. Geraldine Oropeza says:

    the claim form ask use for the phone number and the addresse from 2005-2008 what if you forgot both or one of them?

    ADMIN – Hi Geraldine,

    You could check your personal records such as old employment applications or credit reports.

  6. Evelyn Wilson says:

    I would like a refund on the telephone tax over payment on my Long Beach phone no. 562-598-1641. I am Evelyn M. Wilson 7811 E. Tula St. L.B. 90808.

    ADMIN – Hi Evelyn,

    Leaving a comment here does not constitute a claim.

  7. Rufus Demby says:

    My name is Rufus Demby and I would like for my phone bills also thank you very much.

    ADMIN – Hi Rufus,

    We don’t provide phone bills. You need to contact the phone company to secure your phone bills.

  8. Ernest Ward says:

    I would like a refund of the telephone tax I paid for service from Frontier communications…562 430-4313 6241 Riviera Circle, Long Beach 90815

    ADMIN – Hi Ernest,

    Leaving a comment here does not count as filing a claim.

  9. Sonia vargas says:

    I Sonia Vargas consent the search to get copies of my actual tax payments to the Verizon company from Aug 11 , 2005 to December 9 , 2008
    telephone number 562)218-9219
    1936 San Francisco Ave
    Long Beach , Ca 90806

    ADMIN – Hi Sonia,

    Leaving a comment here does not result in any action.

  10. Janet M Trondle says:

    i have filed a claim under the LA TaxRefund. Should I file another claim for Long Beach which is the city I lived in for the past 20 years?

    ADMIN – Hi Janet,

    You should.

  11. Vic H. says:

    I have 3 mobile numbers, should I claim all 3 numbers and get the claims for each 3 numbers?

    ADMIN – Hi Vic,

    I believe so

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