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Lyft Drivers in New York Sue to Recoup Sales Tax Deductions

April 13, 2020, 11:47 PM

Two New York Lyft drivers sued the ride-share company for deducting sales tax and a workers compensation surcharge from their paychecks from 2014 to 2017.

  • The drivers say the sales tax and surcharge should have been paid by the customers and not deducted from their pay
  • The charges represented 11% of the drivers pay during the class period, according to the complaint filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan
  • The drivers are seeking class action status for all those who were charged.

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