Long Beach California 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 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


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