(New York) - If you have used a certain online tax preparation service in recent years, you may be getting a refund from them.
The parent company of TurboTax—Intuit, Inc.—has agreed to a lawsuit settlement based on alleged false advertising of free tax services. The suit claimed that nearly 4.4 million taxpayers nationwide qualified for the company’s free filing service, but were charged a fee.
In the settlement, TurboTax denied any wrongdoing but agreed to refund a total of $141 million.
Customers who used the TurboTax Free Edition between 2016 and 2018 may qualify. A direct payment of about $30 via check will be automatically be sent out.