Pennsylvanians to Receive Checks in the Mail from Settlement Without Needing to File a Claim
HARRISBURG – Attorney General Michelle Henry today announced that consumers who were misled by TurboTax’s owner, Intuit, into paying for free tax services should soon expect reimbursement from a $141 million multistate settlement.
Approximately 4.4 million consumers nationwide will receive checks in the mail as the result of the multistate settlement. Pennsylvania will receive more than $4.76 million for the 158,779 consumers who were tricked into paying to file their federal tax return.
Eligible consumers will be contacted by email about the settlement, and checks are expected to be mailed in May.
“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,” said Attorney General Henry. “Intuit’s deceptive practices and aggressive advertising campaign were unnecessary and illegal; especially when the IRS offers free tax-return services for eligible consumers.”
In 2022, Attorneys General from Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, Texas, and Washington, announced a $141 million multistate agreement with Intuit for deceiving millions of low-income Americans into paying for tax services that should have been free. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have signed onto the agreement.
Eligible consumers include those who paid to file their federal tax returns through TurboTax for tax years 2016, 2017, and 2018 — but were eligible to file for free through the IRS Free File Program. Consumers will receive a check in the mail automatically, without filing a claim.
The amount each consumer receives will be based on the number of tax years for which they qualify. Most consumers are expected to receive between $29 and $30. For more information about who is covered by the settlement, and information about the settlement fund, please visit www.AGTurboTaxSettlement.com.
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