Stella Filante Taxes

Posted on: April 27th, 2009 at 8:18 am by

Strange things may be afoot at Stella Filante. Indeed, an anonymous reader feels that the high-end women’s boutique is not complying with state tax laws. You be the judge.

Had a very interesting experience at this store. While lovely inside, they don’t appear too concerned about complying with state tax laws. I was charged 8.75% tax on one item that shouldn’t even have been charged and the same on another item that should have been charged at the 4.375% rate. When I brought this to their attention they responded by telling me that their “accountants wanted it this way.” Considering that way is technically illegal, I’m not entirely sure that was the case. After two phone calls thus far, I’m starting to get the idea that they don’t much care about tax laws (not so great for a retail business), nor do they appear to care about my repeat business or their reputation. I know it’s only $14, but it’s the principal of the matter. I’m being nice about it and I only spent a few hundred dollars there. I’m trying to give them a heads-up so that the gal who drops a few thousand doesn’t go through the roof on them. The last phone call was another brush off, though I was told they would call me back tomorrow with more news. I’m not holding my breath. Though they probably should be.

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