Over 35-thousand Mississippians were tricked into paying TurboTax filing services that should have been free. Attorney General Lynn Fitch has secured over $1-million from their owner, Intuit, in a multistate agreement that includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Intuit will pay $141-million in restitution to consumers across the country, and they’ll have to suspend TurboTax’s “free, free, free” ad campaign that lured customers in with promises of free tax preparation services, only to deceive them into paying for services.
“Over 35,000 Mississippians were misled into paying for tax filing services that should have been free,” said Attorney General Lynn Fitch. “And the deceived consumers were primarily those who could least afford to make this unnecessary payment. I am pleased that with this settlement, not only will those consumers get back some of their money, but Intuit will put an end to its deceptive marketing practices.”