Supreme Court Rejects Sprint Appeal in $300M Tax Lawsuit


The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Sprint Corp's bid to avoid a lawsuit filed by New York state that seeks $300 million and claims the company deliberately did not bill customers for taxes on its wireless services over seven years.

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By refusing to hear the appeal, the justices left in place an October 2015 ruling by the New York Court of Appeals in favor of the state. Sprint, the No. 4 U.S. wireless carrier, argued that a New York state law imposing sales taxes on interstate mobile phone services is trumped by federal telecommunications law. (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)

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