When Kim Wacek switches from AT&T to Comcast for a better rate, AT&T counters with a better offer. Then the company fails to honor its new rate. Can this bill be fixed? “AT&T lured me back with a great rate, so where is it?”
Robert Henderson decided to prepare his tax return himself rather than pay for professional assistance. But he made a mistake while preparing his return — and he wants Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, to pay for it. “Help! Could one little mistake on my tax return really cost me $7,800?”
Question: We booked a ten-day vacation package in Cancun, Mexico through Hotels.com that included air, hotel and a rental car. Taxes were included in the price of the rental car.
When we arrived at the Hertz rental counter, we were told there was an additional tax of about $55. I paid the additional tax at checkout, expecting to be reimbursed from Hotels.com.
I’ve written two emails to Hotels.com, but both have gone unanswered. When I called the company, a representative told me the $55 charge was a “deposit” that would be returned to me. But a call to Hertz confirmed it was a tax and no refund was due.
“An extra $55 for taxes on my pre-paid car rental? Seriously?”
Note: You’ve probably noticed two things about today’s post. 1) It wasn’t available this morning; and 2) We’re back to Disqus 2012. The two are not related. We had server problems this morning. Disqus removed the ability to view comments on mobile from the “old” version, so we were forced to upgrade. (I am very unhappy with Disqus, but feel I have no choice.)
What’s an immigration stamp worth? If you said $61.55, you must know Nancy Bestor. She’s been fighting with her credit card over a tax refund after a recent trip to Italy, and she wants me to help.
“I couldn’t get a customs stamp — is a refund out of the question?”
Question: Last year I settled my mortgage debt with Fifth Third Bank here in Ohio. After a short sale of the house, I had a deficiency balance of more than $50,000, but through a collection agency, I settled for a $10,000 lump sum payment.
“My bank sent me the wrong tax form — and now it’s ignoring me”