Numlock News: May 5, 2022 • Jets, Grenades…

By Walt Hickey Tax Refund Intuit, the company that produces tax prep software TurboTax, has agreed to pay $141 million to consumers it deceived into spending money on it with false promises of free tax-filing services. The settlement was signed by the attorneys general of all 50 states, and Intuit will have to yank its “free, free, free” ad campaign off the airwaves and subsequently pony up restitution to about 4.4 million people it steered away from the actual, federally supported free tax service — Free File — and into its own costly products. Consumers who were inappropriately steered into their pricey products have $30 checks coming their way for every year Turbo Tax fleeced them.

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