The state of New York is suing carrier Sprint for $300 million, alleging that Sprint failed to bill its customers for more than $100 million in taxes over seven years. The company has categorically denied the charges, claiming that they are "without merit," and says it intends to fight the suit.
Sprint wasted no time in responding to a lawsuit filed by the state of New York, alleging the company failed to bill its customers for more than $100 million in taxes. The company has issued a statement that flatly refutes the charges levied:
"This complaint is without merit and Sprint categorically denies the complaint's allegations. We have collected and paid over to New York every penny of sales taxes on mobile wireless services that we believe our customers owe under New York state law....
State of New York sues Sprint for more than $300m, claims carrier failed to bill customers for $100m in taxes
Sprint reportedly failed to bill its customers for more than $100 million in taxes over the course of seven years and is being sued by New York for $300 million. According to Reuters, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman believes Sprint participated in tax fraud by deliberately not collecting or paying its taxes and is seeking three times the amount underpaid, plus additional damages. Specifically, Sprint is accused of not collecting and paying sales taxes on flat-rate access charges...