A 63-year-old homemaker has won a lawsuit against Kmart for improperly charging her tax on the toilet paper she bought.
A district judge decided in favor of Mary Bach, of Murrysville, Pa., awarding her $100 plus court costs after it improperly charged her tax on two packages of a dozen rolls. Bach has also sued Wal-Mart and RadioShack for improperly charging her tax, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
She was mistakenly charged 7 percent sales tax on each $3.99 package, or $0.28 per package. She sued under Pennsylvania's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.
Kmart told the Associated Press it would not appeal the judge's ruling, and it would stop charging sales tax on its toilet paper in Pennsylvania.
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