Los Angeles Telephone Tax Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

Estimated Amount


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


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





Granados v. County of Los Angeles

c/o JND Legal Administration

P.O. Box 91348

Seattle, WA 98111


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