New York Attorney General Letitia James recently delivered $150,000 to the City of Yonkers Public Schools district to promote remote learning by homeless students. The funds will provide assistive technology to students, including iPads, laptops, Wi-Fi connectivity and more.
The payment was provided by Microsoft Corporation, as part of an agreement with the Office of the Attorney General to resolve the company’s overcharging of sales tax for products being sold on the Xbox website.
Prior to a recent fix implemented by Microsoft, some consumers in New York who purchased an Xbox product online—via Microsoft’s website—were charged an incorrect, higher amount of sales tax.
The total amount of sales tax overcharged by Microsoft to Bronxville consumers was approximately $150,000.
As a result of this agreement, Microsoft has implemented a new procedure for processing orders that addresses this particular issue and charges consumers the correct amount of sales tax.