TurboTax Settlement Checks Sent to 4.4 Million Customers

Millions of Intuit TurboTax users have received settlement checks in the mail. Meanwhile, in a completely separate settlement, Facebook users have submitted claims.

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A $141 million settlement with Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, means that millions of people — many with lower incomes — are receiving checks in the mail. TurboTax maker Intuit settled a legal dispute last year over how the company handled the marketing of its tax preparation software from 2016 to 2018. About 4.4 million people who believed they were getting TurboTax for free ended up paying for the product — some reportedly as much as $100.

“By requiring consumers to pay for tax return services that should have been available for free, Intuit cheated taxpayers out of their hard-earned money,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry said in a statement about the legal settlement. 

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Kelley R. Taylor
Senior Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

As the senior tax editor at Kiplinger.com, Kelley R. Taylor simplifies federal and state tax information, news, and developments to help empower readers. Kelley has over two decades of experience advising on and covering education, law, finance, and tax as a corporate attorney and business journalist.