Hertz Rent-A-Car bilks customers by charging too much sales tax, according to a class action lawsuit filed in New York.
Plaintiff Frederick Cohen alleges in the class action lawsuit that Hertz violated New York and other states’ laws by issuing customer coupons and discounts, while knowingly imposing sales tax on the pre-discount total.
This unlawful practice may have cheated Hertz’s customers out of millions of dollars, according to the law firm representing Cohen.
“New York and other states have passed legislation and regulations disallowing this predatory behavior and to protect the public from this unscrupulous business practice that attempts to overcharge customers under the veil of the tax code,” the firm said in a statement about the proposed class action lawsuit.
The class action lawsuit seeks Hertz’s compliance with these laws and regulations and the return of all improperly charged costs and fees to Class Members.
The Hertz Sales Tax Class Action Lawsuit case is Frederick Cohen et al v. The Hertz Corporation, et al., Case No. 13-cv-01205, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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