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AT&T to Settle Mobile Internet Tax Lawsuit

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USA based AT &T has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit over taxes charged on mobile data tariffs, although it denies any wrong doing. The company has been sending text messages to subscribers notifying them that they may be eligible to a refund under the terms of the settlement.

In a statement, the company said that subscribers who paid for mobile internet access through certain services including iPhone data plans, Blackberry data plans, other smart phone data plans, laptop connect cards and pay-per-use data services on bills issued from November 1, 2005 up to and including September 7, 2010, then they  might be eligible to receive benefits from a class action settlement.

The plaintiffs in the case had argued that AT&T Mobility charged taxes, fees and surcharges on Internet access in violation of the Internet Tax Freedom Act. The company noted that the two sides disagree about whether AT&T Mobility's charging of Internet Taxes was proper, and if it was improper, how much the plaintiffs would have been entitled to. The parties have agreed to resolve these cases by settlement.

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