Class Eligibility

You are a Class Member if you purchased, or were given as a gift a product purchased, from a Wal-Mart Retail Location, Sam’s Club Retail Location, or online from or for delivery within the United States, to whom Wal-Mart gave a refund or credit, but where the amount of sales tax refunded or credited was less than the full amount of sales tax paid at the time the product was purchased.

Estimated Amount

$15 gift card
Proof of Purchase
Case Name
haun Brandewie, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Case Number 1:14-CV-00965. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Case Summary
According to the lawsuit when individuals made a return at certain Walmarts where the taxes were lower than the original point of purchase, Walmart would fail to fully refund the customer what they paid
Settlement Pool
Brandewie v. Wal-Mart Stores Claims Administrator c/o Class Action Administration, Inc. PO Box 6878 Broomfield, CO 80021 1-844-239-6705

100 responses to “Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club Refund Tax Shortage Class Action Settlement”

  1. Michelle Martinez says:

    I am a eligible claimant and want yo apply

    • Tammy Jean bush says:

      I fought with customer service 3 seperate times.they twisted carp around until in the end.between the 3 visited of returns.I’ve been shorted over $74 .I will not go back to the stores.on line yes but they had me in tears my last visit.leaving feeling like trash.

  2. Brandie Brown says:

    I am eligible for this settlement.

  3. RM Howell says:

    Several times this happened but was jusr glad to get back most of refund

  4. RM Howell says:

    I am eligible

  5. RM Howell says:

    This has happened to me on several occassions over years i am eligible

  6. Patricia Underwood says:

    I did not get all my money back from my Return from laway nor from clothes I return

  7. Marlena Price says:


  8. Glenn Thompson says:

    I have brought many of products and purchase. I would like to be included in this settlement.

    ADMIN – Hi Glenn,

    Thanks for letting us know. We encourage you to file a claim if you believe you are a member of the class.

  9. Dawn Monteith says:

    Yes, please include me in!

  10. Esther McMillon says:

    Yes I am eligible for this settlement

  11. Myra Richardson says:

    I’m eligible

  12. Myra Richardson says:

    Yes this has happened to me after returning returning purchases I made on vacation.

  13. Angela Radcliffe says:

    I’ve taken back several times and was shorted

  14. Jaywana L says:

    I am an eligible claimants

  15. tuesday wilson says:

    Yes needs a full refund.

  16. Gwendolyn House says:

    I am eligible include me in.

    ADMIN – Hi Gwendolyn,

    We cannot include you. It is up to you to file a claim following the instructions provided.

  17. Patricia Adams says:

    I have returned many items and I do not get the full refund I am eligible

  18. andrew says:

    Eligible, purchase many times and won’t make up for the loss

  19. Noelle Malone says:

    they never give you what you paid

  20. Sheila barham says:

    I have done this several times an it’s not fair an I consider it a rip off!!

  21. Sheila barham says:

    I have done this several times! It’s like a rip off!!

  22. Angel says:

    It happens many times

  23. Rachael Goldstein says:

    Eligible, purchase many times and won’t make up for the loss

  24. Rachael Goldstein says:

    They will not give me full refund just partial.

  25. Karen says says:

    They give less for what you paid for it

  26. Karen says says:

    I’m eligible include me

    ADMIN – Hi Karen,

    I cannot include you. It is up to you to complete a claim form.

  27. Richard Cartwright says:

    Yes, please include me as I am eligible

    ADMIN – Hi Richard,

    It is not up to us to include you. Use the form provided to include yourself.

  28. Mohammad Rahman says:

    I am eligible

  29. sharon kingsley says:

    am eligible

  30. Shinay Carr says:

    Im eligible

  31. Riley says:

    why are you all writing that you are eligible? No where does it say to do that…lol.

  32. Bob Hutchinson says:

    I am eligible and want to apply

    ADMIN – Hi Bob,

    By all means do so. Use the orange link and carefully enter all the requested info.

  33. Opal Martin says:

    I am eligible for this

  34. Jody Robinson says:

    Wal-mart is terrible.

  35. Samuel DeAmaral says:

    I am a class member and am ashamed a reputable company would not refund an error on their part in full

  36. Heaven Freeman says:

    I am eligible for this and would like you to apply.

    ADMIN – Hi Heaven,

    Leaving a comment is not sufficient. You must complete the form.

  37. India Cleek says:

    I have had this happen multiple times

  38. Chris Fulton says:

    I am eligible – did not receive full money after a refund.

  39. Jennifer Whittaker says:

    I am eligible

    • Jennifer Whittaker says:

      How to I submit a form?

      ADMIN – Hi Jennifer,

      We have provided a direct path to the digital form available by clicking on the orange link.

  40. Marcy Davis says:

    I am eligible and want to apply

  41. Nichollette Yarbrough says:

    I am eligible and would you to apply

  42. Darlene Taylor says:

    Please include me.

    ADMIN – Hi Darlene,

    A simple request in the comment section does not constitute a claim. To file a claim follow the instructions provided via the orange link that points you to the claim form.

  43. Ruby Williams says:

    I am eligible for the refund.

  44. William Aylward says:

    Yeah, this happened to me and I thought it was odd. It was just not right I thought.

  45. Jim bob says:

    I am eligible!! Include me!!!

    ADMIN – Hi Jim Bob,

    Please include yourself using the claim form provided.

  46. Tom says:

    Why you complained about Walmart and still buy from them? Most off you did recived full refund, and parphase wants free gift card,,…

  47. Kathy boone says:

    Had it happened several times

  48. Shaun says:

    This has happened to me a couple times and none of the employees could explain why.

  49. Rosemary Isaac says:

    I am eligible for this refund

    ADMIN – Hi Rosemary,

    If you are eligible I highly encourage you to apply.

  50. Mary says:

    How do I apply

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    Click on the orange link that reads claim form and follow the steps as instructed.

  51. Ron Bartels says:

    I had this happen at the Walmart Store in Beebe, Arkansas store once. When I complained, she said I could file suit if the $7.07 made that much difference, but it was company policy because I can send the receipt into the Arkansas Sales Tax Department to get my money refunded. I never did because no one at the Arkansas Department knew anything about it and that I should take up my dispute with Walmart. The lady I talked with said she had a couple of other calls that were similar to mine but did not know what happened. This was in March of 2015 but I do not remember the exact day.

    The other two times it happened, the difference was less than a dollar’s worth each time. I’m glad enough other people are speaking up about this problem.

  52. Lisa Stormes says:

    I too have had this happen on a few occassions.

  53. Rima says:

    Yes for teacher items I bought

  54. Cynthia Hammock says:

    I am eligible. Please include me.

    ADMIN – Hi Cynthia,

    We cannot include you. You must file a claim on your own.

  55. Teresa Traxlee says:

    Please include me as I meet the required qualifications..

    ADMIN – Hi Teresa,

    Good to know that you meet the required qualifications to be a member of the class. We can’t include you. You must include yourself by filing a claim.

  56. Nicole Blanchard says:

    I am eligible for this refund more times than I can count! How do I apply?

    ADMIN – Hi Nicole,

    You apply by submitting a claim form.

  57. Carolyn Maddox says:

    I’m eligible

  58. Carolyn M. Smith says:

    I am eligible for this refund.

  59. Angie Kratzer says:

    I am eligible. This has happened several times.

  60. Karen Johnston says:

    yes this has happen to me several times

  61. Deisha jones says:

    This has happened to me

  62. Betty says:

    Is it for people only in ohio? Or all over?

    ADMIN – Hi Betty,

    This is a nationwide settlement.

  63. LORAINE POOLE says:


  64. Katisha felton says:

    I did returns at Walmart and they never refund the full amount

  65. Patricia Meech says:

    I am eligible since I have had returns.

  66. Kimberly Allen says:

    Interesting. This happened to me on 2 different occasions.and neither time could the clerks give me a valid answer. Their response was “this is company policy” and “this is how the register calculates the difference”. I am not someone who accepts no for an answer very well and I continued to push, but even the manager could not explain. Since it was not a lot of money I figured my blood pressure was more important than the difference, so I let it slide. Obviously somebody else pushed for this class action. Thank you.

  67. Cynthia Carlisle says:

    I’m eligible for this lawsuit.

  68. Erlinda navarro says:


  69. Erlinda navarro says:

    Need my claim file

    ADMIN – Hi Erlinda,

    By all means file your claim. We have provided the needed information on this page.

  70. Vicki Allen says:

    I am eligible for this claim

  71. Courtney Prosper says:

    I am filing .I have purchased a gift online but still haven’t received the whole amount even though the product never touched my hands and was returned.

  72. joey haysley says:

    iam eligible for this

  73. Jayson Mcafee says:

    I am eligible I bought a gift card and the amount I put on there was inncorect and I called them and they still haven’t fixed it.

  74. Shirley Sumner says:

    I purchased gift online, at of today haven’t received received credit or credit for full amount.

  75. Jonathan taite says:

    I am eligible

  76. Tariah Brown says:

    I am eligible for this claim, I live on the NH and ME border, and it’s happened tons of times between the two states.

  77. Jake Folsom says:

    I am eligible for this, Wal-Mart’s done this to be plenty before.

  78. Michelle Lynch says:

    I’m eligible

  79. Lissette Gonzalez says:

    I am eligible

  80. Margarette Ross says:

    I am eligible

  81. M. Brown says:

    I’m shocked & chagrined that so many people have experienced the exact same problem w/refunds here. An acquaintance of mine just informed me of this class action suit and I would definitely like to participate. This has occurred on several occasions & no one [sales clerks], has ever been able to provide an acceptable explanation. Please include me in on this & let me know what additional steps are required on my behalf by the above-mentioned deadline.

    Thanking you in advance for your assistance regarding this matter.

    ADMIN – Hi M. Brown,

    To participate in this settlement you must file using the link provided.

  82. Howard Williams Jr. says:

    I am eligible

  83. samuel negrete II says:

    I am eligable

  84. lynne morris says:

    i live in pennsylvania and only 13 miles from west va i am eligible

  85. Gairet lee says:

    I am eligible and would like a refund

    ADMIN – Hi Gairet,

    Posting a comment does not result in any action. You need to file a claim if you believe you are eligible.

  86. Falon Owens says:

    I am eligible….

  87. Becky goundry says:

    Yes this does happen in the Ohio walmart

  88. JoAnna says:

    I am thrilled this is finally being taken care of.
    Hopefully no more fighting with a rude clerk!
    Many times this has happened to me and thought I had to eat it!

  89. Malaik'a Houston says:

    It happens to me all the time.

  90. Deiondre johnson says:

    I buy six gift cards and they would redeem them. My kids were sad.

  91. agnes scott says:

    Cards didn’t work at wall mart

  92. Joyce Corrales says:

    Phoenix AZ

  93. La' Nitra Rucker says:

    I am eligible

  94. Melinda D Reyes says:

    Im eligible

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Hi Melinda, Sorry, but you’re no longer eligible. Please reread the deadline above. It passed 5 years ago.