Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Walmart
Penalty: 
$803,904
Year: 
2004
Date: 
December 10, 2004
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
tax violations
Violation Description: 

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and its affiliate, Wal-Mart.com, Inc.; Target Corporation and its affiliate, Target.Direct, LLC; and Office Depot, Inc., and its affiliate Viking Office Products, Inc. paid a total of $2,411,714 in taxes they failed to collect because they argued the dot-coms were separate companies not located in Illinois. The announcement did not specify how much each company would pay. Here we assume the total was divided equally among Wal-Mart, Target and Office Depot.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Illinois Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Illinois
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-discount stores
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Parent company note: 
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