TurboTax’s $141 Million Settlement: Who Is Eligible to Claim Money and Why


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TurboTax’s parent company, Intuit, has agreed to pay out $141 million in compensation after the Federal Trade Commission filed suit alleging millions of customers were deceived into paying for tax-prep services that should’ve been free. 

The FTC alleges that, in 2020 alone, two-thirds of eligible filers couldn’t use TurboTax Free Edition, including gig workers and people who earned farm income. Investigators said Intuit also engaged in deceptive…

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