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Telecommunications Excise Tax Refund

(American Bankers Insurance Group v. U.S., 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 8132

(11th Cir. May 10, 2005))

R E C O V E R Y S E R V I C E
C A S E D E S C R I P T I O N S

By law, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can charge a 3%

telecommunications excise tax on long-distance telephone calls that

are charged based on distance and duration. However, the IRS was

improperly collecting this tax from customers that were charged for

their long-distance calls based on duration only. Originally, the

Telephone Excise Tax was imposed in 1898 to fund the Spanish-

American War, which ended the same year. In 1902 this tax was

lifted, but was reenacted not long after to fund World War I, and has

been in place since then. Recently, the Court ordered the IRS to

refund this wrongfully collected tax money, and taxpayers who

bought telecommunications services during the three-year statute

of limitations were eligible to file claims for refunds. We assisted

taxpayers eligible for refunds in filing their claims.

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Claimants Served Include

FL: (239) 771-8771
NY: (716) 881-1515
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Amherst, NY 14226

Telecommunications Excise Tax

Refund

(American Bankers Insurance Group v.

U.S., 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 8132 (11th Cir.

May 10, 2005))

By law, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can

charge a 3% telecommunications excise tax on

long-distance telephone calls that are charged

based on distance and duration. However, the

IRS was improperly collecting this tax from

customers that were charged for their long-

distance calls based on duration only. Originally,

the Telephone Excise Tax was imposed in 1898

to fund the Spanish-American War, which

ended the same year. In 1902 this tax was lifted,

but was reenacted not long after to fund World

War I, and has been in place since then.

Recently, the Court ordered the IRS to refund

this wrongfully collected tax money, and

taxpayers who bought telecommunications

services during the three-year statute of

limitations were eligible to file claims for

refunds. We assisted taxpayers eligible for

refunds in filing their claims.

<< Back to Case List
©2015-19 Class Action Recovery Service 3960 Harlem Road, Suite #15| Amherst, NY | 14226 Tel: 716.881.1500 Toll Free: 800.506.9641
CASE DESCRIPTION
R E C O V E R Y S E R V I C E
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Amherst, NY 14226
R E C O V E R Y S E R V I C E
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Amherst, NY 14226