Bessemer Wal-Mart customers angry over sales tax mix-up - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Bessemer Wal-Mart customers angry over sales tax mix-up

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Some customers are upset over a sales tax issue at a local Wal-Mart.

Customers at the Wal-Mart on Academy Drive paid too much on severe weather items during the tax free weekend. Folks were charged six percent sales tax instead of the required two percent.

A Wal-Mart spokesperson tells FOX6 they simply did not have time to change the codes in their computer system. The city did not announce they were participating in the tax free weekend until February 20th and the spokesperson says Alabama requires cities to give 30 days notice.

Customers say regardless of whose fault it is, they are the ones who had to pay more

"You know you're supposed to be able to get those do that. You can stock up on them of a lesser price," said Wal-Mart customer Marie Sly. "So that it will save you money. And if you're putting more money out there in taxes, you can't get as much as you need to get."

Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley says other businesses were able to make the change and he does not understand why Wal-Mart could not.

Wal-Mart says if customers return with their receipt, they will offer a refund.

Copyright 2013 WBRC. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

    Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:43 AM EST2018-02-21 06:43:29 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:16 PM EST2018-02-21 19:16:09 GMT

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't...

    More >>

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now.

    More >>
  • Trump says more must be done to protect children

    Trump says more must be done to protect children

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:47 AM EST2018-02-21 06:47:03 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:15 PM EST2018-02-21 19:15:42 GMT

    On Wednesday, Trump will host a "listening session" that will include people impacted by mass shootings in Parkland, Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.

    More >>

    On Wednesday, Trump will host a "listening session" that will include people impacted by mass shootings in Parkland, Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.

    More >>
  • WATCH LIVE: Montgomery Regional Airport to offer flights to Orlando

    WATCH LIVE: Montgomery Regional Airport to offer flights to Orlando

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:09 PM EST2018-02-21 19:09:19 GMT
    Via Airline will offer flights from Montgomery Regional Airport to Orlando Sanford International Airport. (Source: Pixabay)Via Airline will offer flights from Montgomery Regional Airport to Orlando Sanford International Airport. (Source: Pixabay)

    A new airline is coming to the Montgomery Regional Airport.

    More >>

    A new airline is coming to the Montgomery Regional Airport.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly