In Nelson v. Appleway Chevrolet, the Supreme Court held that an auto dealer may not add a B&O tax charge after the dealer and the customer have reached a final purchase price. However, an auto dealer may disclose the B&O tax charge while negotiating the final purchase price and may itemize the B&O tax charge as part of the final purchase price. The Supreme Court also held that a dispute over an improperly itemized B&O tax charge is a matter between the auto dealer and its customer.
If you believe you have been improperly charged B&O tax by an auto dealer and wish to pursue the matter, you should consider taking one or more of the following steps:
- If you are part of the class action, contact the class action attorneys.
- If you are not part of the class action, request a refund from the dealership.
- Contact the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-551-4636 or visit the Attorney General's web site.