Wal-Mart has sued the state of North Carolina, contending it paid $30.2 million too much in corporate income tax because the state combined income from Wal-Mart with 112 stores in the state and two separate businesses.
The lawsuit was filed in Wake County Superior Court. The state has filed a request to dismiss the lawsuit, but had no comment on the case.
The corporation said the state shouldn't have combined income taxes on Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust and Wal-Mart Property Co.
Wal-Mart attorney Jack Cummings said he also has filed a lawsuit seeking a $3.5 million refund for Sam's Club stores in North Carolina.
The lawsuit said Wal-Mart Property didn't conduct business in the state.