CITY ATTORNEY FEUER SUES TURBOTAX AND H&R BLOCK FOR ALLEGEDLY DECEIVING LOW-INCOME FILERS

Updated: Mar 5


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UPDATES (as of 6/11/20)


LOS ANGELES--City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today that his office has filed lawsuits against Intuit Inc. (the maker of TurboTax), H&R Block, Inc. and HRB Digital LLC (collectively “H&R Block”), alleging unfair and deceptive practices in connection with their "free" online tax preparation services for low-income filers.

"Taxpayers should never be misled into needlessly spending their hard-earned money for services to which they’re entitled for free. But that’s what we allege happened here," said Feuer. "In short, we allege these companies intentionally took advantage of the low-income residents they pledged to help. The unfair and deceptive practices we allege must stop; consumers should receive restitution for fees we allege they never should have paid; and these companies should be held accountable for their alleged misconduct."