Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Woman Sues Kmart for Taxing Toilet Paper

A Pennsylvania woman sued Kmart for allegedly collecting a 7 percent state sales tax on toilet paper. In her lawsuit, she is seeking $100 in damages plus court costs, claiming the $3.99 toilet paper she purchased was incorrectly taxed in the amount of 28 cents. Her lawsuit takes advantage of Pennsylvania's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, which allows her to seek damages 357 times her actual injury or around $100. Although most paper goods are taxable in Pennsylvania, toilet tissue is listed as a nontaxable item.

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