Topeka, Kansas (WIBW) – As the calendar flips to January 1st, the state sales tax on food has been reduced from 6.5% to 4%.
However, some people who shopped at Topeka Walmart stores sent us receipts.
“When we walked out of the store, we were kind of amazed at how it looked and joked back and forth trying to figure it out. Then they ended up charging us double tax on all food,” said Jim Wilmington.
Jim and Sheryl Wilmington realized that the math didn’t add up and tried to call the North Topeka Walmart where they shopped, but the store didn’t answer the call.
They wanted others to know about this issue.
“We just wanted to let consumers know that they weren’t paying double like we were. I said I would tag the person and check your receipt.
Several other customers also reached out to 13 News, one saying the store needed to contact headquarters, while several others said they had gone to customer service and had been refunded.
The Wilmingtons haven’t tried it yet. I hope the issue is resolved.
“The biggest thing for us, as consumers, is if we all come together and say Walmart fixes it or it’s not coming. It’s like strength in numbers,” Sherrill said. .
One tip they suggest to make double-checking easier is to distinguish between food and non-food items.
“You go to the self-checkout, get all your meals together, then add up and pay. Then do all your non-food items and add up and pay. Check your receipts each time,” Cheryl says. said.
13 News has reached out to Walmart headquarters, the Kansas Department of Revenue, and the governor’s office, but has yet to receive a response.
However, I checked receipts from people who shopped at North Walmart today and they appear to be taxed correctly.
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