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Dunkin’ Donuts accused of taxing non-taxable items

February 10, 2016

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two lawsuits accuse Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in New Jersey and New York City of charging sales tax on non-taxable items such as bottled water and packaged coffee.

Lawyers Carl Mayer of Princeton and Ted Rosenberg filed suit on behalf of a Fort Lee couple who they say were overcharged. They say Dunkin’ Donuts was told about the error, but failed to correct it.

In a statement, Massachusetts-based Dunkin’ Donuts says it has over 1,000 restaurants in New Jersey and New York. It says it is reaching out to the franchisees identified in the complaint to determine whether customers were charged taxes.

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