- Report: #235555
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Complaint Review: Northern Leasing Systems
Northern Leasing Systems132 West 31st Street 14th Floor New York, New York U.S.A.
Northern Leasing Systems, Collected an excessive amount of personal property tax, and did not pay county, as they claim they did. Ripoff New York New York
I am a small business owner in San Rafael Ca, ( West End Cafe 1131 4th Street San Rafael Ca 94901).
I was contacted by what seems to a legitimate company offered me gift cards, during negotiations and deciding on the design of the card, they took attention away from what I was signing, it turned out to be 4 year contract titled "non-cancelable lease".Shortly after the conpany went out of business. Mean while I was stuck with the lease.
This lease is for a verifone credit card machine, I was told that I need a separate CC machine plugged into a telephone line in order for this process to work. The worth of this verifone CC Machine according to Northern Leasing Systems, Inc. is $467.00.
The lease amount is $97.87 per month for 48 months, part of the monthly fee is $2.50 penalty for not carrying a separate insurance policy, should the machine gets damaged.
Included in the monthly fee the local applicable sales tax which brings the original lease amount to $89.95.
What caught my attention is a letter I received from Northern Leasing telling me that $67.57 will be deducted from my account for the personal property tax which they will pay on my behalf, $25.00 of which will be filing fee. I did not think this was right; I called the Marin County Tax Collector; they could not verify receipt of the payments. Nor could Northern Leasing Systems, Inc. provide proof of the payment for the personal property tax.
What I found out from the county is that the tax rate is 1% based on a value of $479.37 tax amount due is $4.80 (where did the $32.77 go)? Every time I called them they did not have any proof or justification, I made two trips to the county assessors office without being able to get any proof of payment. The personnel at Northern Leasing System, Inc. are rude, unprofessional, every time I request to speak to a manager, they tell me my case does not require talking to manager, and then they hang up on me. The difference between the actual tax of $4.79 and the $37.57 you claim it to be is fraud, and the non-paynent of the tax is another fraud, given the $25.00 filing fee that is requires under their lease.
San Rafael,, California
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