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Intuit TurboTax Class Action Lawsuit

By Kimberly Mirando

 

TurboTaxUPDATE 2: A federal judge granted final approval to the Intuit TurboTax Class Action Lawsuit Settlement on October 1, 2013.
 
UPDATE 1: A class action settlement has been reached! Learn how to file a claim for the Intuit TurboTax Class Action Lawsuit Settlement.
 
Tax season is just around the corner, and many consumers will turn to Intuit’s popular TurboTax software to prepare and file their own taxes. A federal class action lawsuit filed in California may have these consumers thinking twice, however, claiming Intuit charges users for its so-called “free” online edition of TurboTax, and charges illegal and exorbitant fees to those who elect to defer their TurboTax fees to be taken out of their tax refund.

According to the TurboTax class action lawsuit, customers visiting the TurboTax webpage are presented with various TurboTax Online products, including the “Free Edition.”

However, “the poorly named TurboTax Online ‘Free Edition’ is not free, for it requires additional fees (typically $19.95) to file a state return. According to Defendant’s website, ‘TurboTax Online is free until you decide to file, e-file or print your return.’ At that point, consumers must ‘purchase [the] TurboTax Online federal and state products,’” the TurboTax class action lawsuit states.

While Intuit prominently displays and aggressively markets its not-free “Free Edition,” it conceals from plain view what it calls its “Freedom Edition,” which provides actual free e-filing for both federal and state tax returns, the class action lawsuit says.

The TurboTax class action lawsuit also claims Intuit violates the Truth in Lending Act and California business and usury laws by charging “usurious,” “quadruple-digit interest rates” as fees for deferring payment to be taken out of users’ tax refunds. The class action lawsuit also claims Intuit violates federal and California law by not accurately disclosing the interest rates and finance charges for deferring payment of tax preparation fees.

For example, lead Plaintiffs Tasha and Fredierick Smith claim in the class action lawsuit that they used TurboTax’s online software in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Each time they deferred paying the $89.90 fee to use the software, and chose to have it deducted from their tax refund.

Intuit charged them another $29.95 to do this, more than 34 percent of the $89.90 fee, the Smiths claim. They received their refund from the IRS two weeks later, which means they “paid $29.95 for an approximate 14-day loan of $89.90,” the class action lawsuit states.

“The APR, properly calculated in accordance with TILA, was an exorbitant quadruple-digit interest rate. Such interest rates also violate California’s usury laws.”

The Intuit class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all U.S. citizens who, after January 12, 2008, used TurboTax Online and received a Refund Processing Option payment facilitated by Intuit and Intuit’s fees were deducted from the deposit account established for the Refund Processing Option payment. It is seeking statutory damages, restitution, compensatory and treble damages, and injunctive relief.

A copy of the Intuit TurboTax Class Action Lawsuit can be read here.

The case is Smith v. Intuit, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-00222, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.

 

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95 Comments

  • Anonymous February 6, 2012

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  • Anonymous February 7, 2012

    So, how does one join in on this lawsuit? Am I missing the link somewhere? I just filed our “free” taxes last night for $21.25. I’d like my $ back for the past 3 years we’ve used this program! Yes, I’ve used it in the past, and knew they would charge me after the 1st time, but no other tax program I’ve used can measure up to turbotax.

  • Anonymous February 7, 2012

    I also would like to know how to join.
    I paid for my TurboTax, and it was supposed to include one free filing. I was charged for filing, in addition to paying for the software.

    • Julie February 19, 2014

      The time has passed to add yourself to this claim…

  • Anonymous February 7, 2012

    I just did my sister’s taxes online and had to pay. How do I join this lawsuit? I have been using Turbo Tax for about 5 years.

  • Anonymous February 7, 2012

    I had to pay too, $113 each year. I wondered why it said free?? I wont be using it next year.

  • Anonymous February 7, 2012

    I, too, would like to get in on this lawsuit. I was pretty angry to find out I was paying for the “free” version of this software unless I wanted to start the whole process over again.

  • Anonymous February 7, 2012

    I filed and I had to pay 19.95 to file my 1040a

  • Anonymous February 7, 2012

    I paid $40.00 to file my taxes and kept rejecting them I only filed through them because it said free I live in new york State how do I join the lawsuit? I have to print them out and send them in so I couldn’t even e file and was charged!! Please let me know what my options are.

  • Anonymous February 8, 2012

    You can do federal for free with Turbotax. I’ve done it three years in a row. You have to be careful however because there are certain screens where you have to make sure you re-select the “free” option or you will end up paying a fee because you clicked on an upgraded product choice. I have to say though that they efiled my return quickly and my refund got put onto my prepaid turbotax visa in full all 3 years without delay.

  • Anonymous February 11, 2012

    I signed up and got the email and clicked the link and nothing happened what do i do now

  • Anonymous February 15, 2012

    I use turbo tax every year and buy the pkg and it states the state and federal are free (included) but I always have to use my credit card to complete the electronic filing. Let me know if there is a link to submit a claim or a website, etc.

  • Anonymous February 16, 2012

    I paid $60 on the “Free Version” $30.00 to do the taxes, $30 to have it put on a prepaid visa, DD.

  • Anonymous February 21, 2012

    the turbo tax card people have been holding 550 dollars from me for two weeks and i sent in papers and for 4 days they told me they received it and now said they didn’t im never using them again

  • Anonymous February 21, 2012

    I’m confused. Is this class action suit for those who used the “free” TurboTax Online version or also for those who purchased the disc from the store, then paid $19.95 to e-file their return? This needs to be clarified, as it could be one or both.

  • Anonymous February 26, 2012

    I just attempted to file my federal taxes this morn and 1st I was told I would get a refund and later when I did not want to file my state return for $19 I could not get the Fed Filing and the refund I was expecting I was told that was not. YYYYYYYYYYY

  • Anonymous March 2, 2012

    where do you go to sign up for lawsuit? I been filed for 3 years and every year I paid $89. Please send me the link to sign on.

    Thank you!

  • Anonymous March 10, 2012

    ….and, so how do we get on the list??? anyone??

  • Anonymous April 10, 2012

    FYI- If you go to the IRS website; http://www.irs.gov then follow their free file link it WILL get you to the free version for federal, I’m not sure about state because I live in a state that doesn’t have income tax. In my opinion Turbo Tax is shady & for that reason I quit using them. I do understand that you get used to a certain brand & like to stick with it though.

  • Anonymous June 4, 2012

    Me too I thought it says free to file tax return, I did it and I had to pay….how can we file a claim? Is it available yet? Please advice.

  • Ray February 25, 2013

    I have been using their tax service for about 3 years now and I have known that they were kind of expensive.

  • Carl E. Jackson March 10, 2013

    Was charged by turbo tax when using free edition was unable to back out without losing tax info.

  • Carl E. Jackson March 10, 2013

    Was charged when using free edition of Turbo Tax

  • Tiffany April 1, 2013

    I woupd like to file a class action lawsuit!!!! Against turbo tax!!!!is anyone with me I am looking for suitors please!!!! Lets get this money we deserve and then some call me at 2163708324

  • Ketzh April 16, 2013

    TurboTax miss caculated my refund for 2011 year and now IRS is after me. Not fair at all and I dont agree with paying out of ny pocket for TurboTax major error. Any opinions???Or did the same thing happened to anyone else???

  • tashan July 21, 2013

    I filed for 3yrs and had no problems with IRS until now. Now i have an audit from them and had to prove my kids where staying with me etc. Now irs says i owe over 700.00 and im still fighting to get my money.

  • Cheryl rush July 21, 2013

    JES2O56 sign me up

  • Monique July 21, 2013

    Have filed with TurboTax for the last 3-4 yrs, haven’t had a problem getting my tax refund or issues with IRS but always get charge $30-$50 for the “free” edition to file my taxes

  • Johnny Mel July 21, 2013

    its called the “federal free” edition retards. the fee is for filing state..and its only federal free for standard filing. anything non standard with your taxes, and its not the federal free anymore, its the deluxe. bunch of bums trying to make a buck.

  • Robert Spencer July 21, 2013

    I filed and had to 29.95

  • Adrianne July 22, 2013

    I filed for the last 10 years.

  • jbanks July 22, 2013

    I have filied from 2008-2013 with no problems. I usually mail and file my own state so why does it still charge if its free…I dont upgrade to anything and you still have to pay…thats for the person that called people dump dump…please explain that…its a fraud whats free suppose to be free even if you did get your refund ontime and correct…thanx..

  • jbanks July 22, 2013

    Im sorry retards we where called thanks Johnny.why was I charged still

  • nmoore July 22, 2013

    I want to also sign up for this lawsuit!! I’ve had my fee taken out of my refund for the last 4 years..

  • Brenda July 22, 2013

    I wonder why it said free yet I had to pay more than expected did not want to bag out and lose my information after being on for so long.

  • Lisa July 22, 2013

    I can find no where to sign up. Does anyone know?

  • toni July 22, 2013

    you HAVE TO submit a claim — to go http://www.turbotaxclassaction.com

  • loretta July 22, 2013

    they charged me for a deluxe but i didnt order one when i called the on it they sent me an email saying they closed my account after they got my email,wont ever use them again and wont let any one else i know use them.

  • Dawn Meloy July 22, 2013

    I am writing to find out how to file a claim, I am unable to locate the form.

  • Karren July 22, 2013

    HOW DO YOU FILE A CLAIM FOR THE TURBO TAX CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT?

  • Darlene A Wilken July 22, 2013

    Yes I did 2008,2009,2010,2011, this year for 2012 they want to charge me a 74.00 bill for doing my taxes, I went to some other to do my tax

  • Darlene A Wilken July 22, 2013

    yes I use Turbo Tax online from 1991 to 2011 I didn’t use it this year because they wanted to charge me $74.00 for file, so I went to another tax company online. So is this all I have to do.

  • Harold C. Robertson July 22, 2013

    I have filed my taxes with turbo tax since 2005, if I am entitled to a refund because of unfair or fals statements count me in. I have wondered why they say it’s free and it ends up costing me money and it wasn’t explained in the copy given on the internet or other places why. Thanks Harold

  • thomas williams jr July 22, 2013

    I thought it says free to file tax return, I did it and I had to pay….how can we file a claim? Is it available yet? Please advice.

  • Steve July 22, 2013

    I’m with a lot of others, but I can’t seem to find the place where I can have the proper form sent to me to join this law suit. Any info would be great! thanks

  • KImberly Hodges July 22, 2013

    IM LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. HOW DO YOU JOIN THIS SUIT. IM LOOKING FOR A LINK BUT I DONT SEE IT.

  • KImberly Hodges July 23, 2013

    I figured out you guys how to file a claim. If you type in turbotaxclassaction.com and go to the second page and click on Turbo tax class action Notification. A letter will appear. You will then need to click on the website almost at the end of the letter which will take you to another page. At the top right corner it says submit claim and it will ask you general information like your name, address, email and what years did you file. Its very simple but took me a while to find it. I hope I was of some help to someone.

  • sharon meyers July 23, 2013

    I don’t no how to sign up but I want to sign up I haven’t had nothing but trouble with turbo tax how dp I sign up

  • Mike July 23, 2013

    I would like to join suit, used turbo tax last two years. Where is link?

  • Tracey L. Spence July 23, 2013

    I Can`t find the link to join this suit. Where are the forms your E-mail said would be here.

  • Tanya Burton July 23, 2013

    trying to join in the suit I’ve used it every since 2008

  • mattew July 23, 2013

    this is a on going problem that needs to be stopped. I still have documents where I use turbo tax back in 2003 with the charges they charged and fees.

  • maggie July 23, 2013

    How do I sign up for the lawsuit? I was charged a fee at the end of my refund.

  • Brtian McKenna July 24, 2013

    Like everyone else I can’t find the link for a claim form.

  • Tony July 24, 2013

    Turbotaxclassaction.com

  • LaVerne Switzer July 24, 2013

    I, too, filed income taxes and was charged to file and have Turbos fee deducted from my refund

  • Sharon July 25, 2013

    I have been using Turbo Tax since 2010, and will make call to be included in the class action lawsuit.

  • Joshua July 25, 2013

    Ok I know there are going to be a lot of people judge me on this, but lets get real people their website says Free Federal edition and state 29.95 (I have to look it up to be sure on the exact price.) Before you submit your taxes for review from the Federal IRS it shows you the fees that your going to pay which yes includes the fee they charge for deducting whatever prior fee your paying out of your refund. In fact when they give you the option to pay whether using your refund or using your bank account vial credit/debit card they show it in clear view of how much the fee is for using your refund. So with that said this lawsuit is bogus and it’s just coming from people who wants to claim they didn’t read the fine print! Also one more thing, I know for some people it’s about the principal and don’t care how much money they get back, but for some people they only care about the money and what they need to realize is, if there is a settlement on this, the payout is based on how much people file a claim which means, they might get less from the settlement then they were charged anyway.

  • jackie miller July 25, 2013

    where do I go to sign up for turbo tax lawsuit. I’ve filed with them and been charged these fees for the last 10 yrs or so.

  • Lisa July 26, 2013

    Very well said Joshua. I have used turbo tax every year since 2008. I live in Texas so I do not have a state tax but I also noticed what Joshua did and turbo tax would not charge for something they don’t show you. And all you stupid people using turbo tax for 10 years and not “noticing it” until now, are just plain retarded. Maybe you all should go to your states for making you pay state tax in the first place. You can bet if you went to H&R Block they would be charging way more than $30.00 really all of you are crying over $30.00. Man people can get real greedy.

  • Tangella July 28, 2013

    You do not need to join the lawsuit everyone. The actual court proceedings are over and now they have to pay us back. You don’t join the suite its up to us now to claim the funds that were awarded to us by the courts. Here is the catch we need to tell as many people that we know about this because that is what will determine how much we are awarded. We will be awarded the number of times that we utilized Turbo Tax since the year 2008 up until 2012 divided by the number of people who file a claim to collect money and the amount of times they used the Turbo Tax Processing service. Example. If 2500 individuals used Turbo Tax 4 times that equals 10,000 times it was used and then that is divided by lets say 4 thats about $2500.00 thats the example.I divided by the number four because that is the number of times that I used Turbo Taxes since 2008. Now just think if there is 2500 others who used Turbo Tax five times and then that is multiplied then it keeps adding up. This is the catch. We have until October of this year to maximize our time and energy in getting the word out to Turbo Tax customers to file their claim. The more people to file the claim the more we are compensated. After October 30, 2013 all money left goes back to Intuit. They will initially pay us and then if more people file after we are paid we will receive another payment. The other thing is yes Turbo Tax spelled out what we were being charged and what fees were being accessed but that doesn’t make it right that we were accessed the fees even though we agreed and paid them. If we didn’t need our money fast or sooner than the normal delivery date of the IRS then we would not have utilized Turbo Tax so it was sort of a strong arm tactic. I’m just glad someone stood up for all of us. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Smith who decided that this should be investigated and sought legal advice in the matter.

  • Tangella July 28, 2013

    You do not need to join the lawsuit everyone. The actual court proceedings are over and now they have to pay us back. You don’t join the suite its up to us now to claim the funds that were awarded to us by the courts. Here is the catch we need to tell as many people that we know about this because that is what will determine how much we are awarded. We will be awarded the number of times that we utilized Turbo Tax since the year 2008 up until 2012 divided by the number of people who file a claim to collect money and the amount of times they used the Turbo Tax Processing service. Example. If 2500 individuals used Turbo Tax 4 times that equals 10,000 times it was used and then that is divided by lets say 4 thats about $2500.00 thats the example.I divided by the number four because that is the number of times that I used Turbo Taxes since 2008. Now just think if there is 2500 others who used Turbo Tax five times and then that is multiplied then it keeps adding up. This is the catch. We have until October of this year to maximize our time and energy in getting the word out to Turbo Tax customers to file their claim. The more people to file the claim the more we are compensated. After October 30, 2013 all money left goes back to Intuit. They will initially pay us and then if more people file after we are paid we will receive another payment. The other thing is yes Turbo Tax spelled out what we were being charged and what fees were being accessed but that doesn’t make it right that we were accessed the fees even though we agreed and paid them. If we didn’t need our money fast or sooner than the normal delivery date of the IRS then we would not have utilized Turbo Tax so it was sort of a strong arm tactic. I’m just glad someone stood up for all of us. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Smith who decided that this should be investigated and sought legal advice in the matter.

  • Tangella July 28, 2013

    You do not need to join the lawsuit everyone. The actual court proceedings are over and now they have to pay us back. You don’t join the suite its up to us now to claim the funds that were awarded to us by the courts. Here is the catch we need to tell as many people that we know about this because that is what will determine how much we are awarded. We will be awarded the number of times that we utilized Turbo Tax since the year 2008 up until 2012 divided by the number of people who file a claim to collect money and the amount of times they used the Turbo Tax Processing service. Example. If 2500 individuals used Turbo Tax 4 times that equals 10,000 times it was used and then that is divided by lets say 4 thats about $2500.00 thats the example.I divided by the number four because that is the number of times that I used Turbo Taxes since 2008. Now just think if there is 2500 others who used Turbo Tax five times and then that is multiplied then it keeps adding up. This is the catch. We have until October of this year to maximize our time and energy in getting the word out to Turbo Tax customers to file their claim. The more people to file the claim the more we are compensated. After October 30, 2013 all money left goes back to Intuit. They will initially pay us and then if more people file after we are paid we will receive another payment. The other thing is yes Turbo Tax spelled out what we were being charged and what fees were being accessed but that doesn’t make it right that we were accessed the fees even though we agreed and paid them. If we didn’t need our money fast or sooner than the normal delivery date of the IRS then we would not have utilized Turbo Tax so it was sort of a strong arm tactic. I’m just glad someone stood up for all of us. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Smith who decided that this should be investigated and sought legal advice in the matter.

  • Tangella July 28, 2013

    You do not need to join the lawsuit everyone. The actual court proceedings are over and now they have to pay us back. You don’t join the suite its up to us now to claim the funds that were awarded to us by the courts. Here is the catch we need to tell as many people that we know about this because that is what will determine how much we are awarded. We will be awarded the number of times that we utilized Turbo Tax since the year 2008 up until 2012 divided by the number of people who file a claim to collect money and the amount of times they used the Turbo Tax Processing service. Example. If 2500 individuals used Turbo Tax 4 times that equals 10,000 times it was used and then that is divided by lets say 4 thats about $2500.00 thats the example.I divided by the number four because that is the number of times that I used Turbo Taxes since 2008. Now just think if there is 2500 others who used Turbo Tax five times and then that is multiplied then it keeps adding up. This is the catch. We have until October of this year to maximize our time and energy in getting the word out to Turbo Tax customers to file their claim. The more people to file the claim the more we are compensated. After October 30, 2013 all money left goes back to Intuit. They will initially pay us and then if more people file after we are paid we will receive another payment. The other thing is yes Turbo Tax spelled out what we were being charged and what fees were being accessed but that doesn’t make it right that we were accessed the fees even though we agreed and paid them. If we didn’t need our money fast or sooner than the normal delivery date of the IRS then we would not have utilized Turbo Tax so it was sort of a strong arm tactic. I’m just glad someone stood up for all of us. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Smith who decided that this should be investigated and sought legal advice in the matter.

  • Tangella July 28, 2013

    You do not need to join the lawsuit everyone. The actual court proceedings are over and now they have to pay us back. You don’t join the suite its up to us now to claim the funds that were awarded to us by the courts. Here is the catch we need to tell as many people that we know about this because that is what will determine how much we are awarded. We will be awarded the number of times that we utilized Turbo Tax since the year 2008 up until 2012 divided by the number of people who file a claim to collect money and the amount of times they used the Turbo Tax Processing service. Example. If 2500 individuals used Turbo Tax 4 times that equals 10,000 times it was used and then that is divided by lets say 4 thats about $2500.00 thats the example.I divided by the number four because that is the number of times that I used Turbo Taxes since 2008. Now just think if there is 2500 others who used Turbo Tax five times and then that is multiplied then it keeps adding up. This is the catch. We have until October of this year to maximize our time and energy in getting the word out to Turbo Tax customers to file their claim. The more people to file the claim the more we are compensated. After October 30, 2013 all money left goes back to Intuit. They will initially pay us and then if more people file after we are paid we will receive another payment. The other thing is yes Turbo Tax spelled out what we were being charged and what fees were being accessed but that doesn’t make it right that we were accessed the fees even though we agreed and paid them. If we didn’t need our money fast or sooner than the normal delivery date of the IRS then we would not have utilized Turbo Tax so it was sort of a strong arm tactic. I’m just glad someone stood up for all of us. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Smith who decided that this should be investigated and sought legal advice in the matter.

  • Tangella July 28, 2013

    You do not need to join the lawsuit everyone. The actual court proceedings are over and now they have to pay us back. You don’t join the suite its up to us now to claim the funds that were awarded to us by the courts. Here is the catch we need to tell as many people that we know about this because that is what will determine how much we are awarded. We will be awarded the number of times that we utilized Turbo Tax since the year 2008 up until 2012 divided by the number of people who file a claim to collect money and the amount of times they used the Turbo Tax Processing service. Example. If 2500 individuals used Turbo Tax 4 times that equals 10,000 times it was used and then that is divided by lets say 4 thats about $2500.00 thats the example.I divided by the number four because that is the number of times that I used Turbo Taxes since 2008. Now just think if there is 2500 others who used Turbo Tax five times and then that is multiplied then it keeps adding up. This is the catch. We have until October of this year to maximize our time and energy in getting the word out to Turbo Tax customers to file their claim. The more people to file the claim the more we are compensated. After October 30, 2013 all money left goes back to Intuit. They will initially pay us and then if more people file after we are paid we will receive another payment. The other thing is yes Turbo Tax spelled out what we were being charged and what fees were being accessed but that doesn’t make it right that we were accessed the fees even though we agreed and paid them. If we didn’t need our money fast or sooner than the normal delivery date of the IRS then we would not have utilized Turbo Tax so it was sort of a strong arm tactic. I’m just glad someone stood up for all of us. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Smith who decided that this should be investigated and sought legal advice in the matter.

    • tom January 3, 2014

      you are dumb, the less people that sign up the more we get paid re read the agreement.

  • princess yesuana July 29, 2013

    I was also charged so much

  • princess yesuana July 29, 2013

    I was also charged so much

  • princess yesuana July 29, 2013

    I was also charged so much

  • princess yesuana July 29, 2013

    I was also charged so much

  • princess yesuana July 29, 2013

    I was also charged so much

  • princess yesuana July 29, 2013

    I was also charged so much

  • barbara July 29, 2013

    i have been using turbotax since the year 2000. I am able to read quite well and hence I was never “surprised” with charges.All fees were prominently displayed in my book. I agreed to the terms. therefore do not believe I nor anyone else is now entitled to $. they did not force anyone to use their product!.waaay too many people out for a free ride.if you don’t like them or their practices, go somewhere else. lots of other tax products out their.

  • barbara July 29, 2013

    i have been using turbotax since the year 2000. I am able to read quite well and hence I was never “surprised” with charges.All fees were prominently displayed in my book. I agreed to the terms. therefore do not believe I nor anyone else is now entitled to $. they did not force anyone to use their product!.waaay too many people out for a free ride.if you don’t like them or their practices, go somewhere else. lots of other tax products out their.

  • pat August 5, 2013

    Many commenters report using the tax service (yes people, this is a tax service) for years yet now claim they are victims & want pay back. Do tell, why after the first year of filing via Turbotax & being charged the now disputed fees didn’t you just prepare your own taxes forms the old fashion way. For those of you falling over yourselves looking for a reason to cash in, don’t worry, a law firm getting the bigger chunk of the lawsuit dollars found a loop hole for you. If you need to blame someone (for forcing) you to use a tax service look no further than our federal & state governments. They’ve created such a tax reporting mess that even the common man now feels he must pay a professional to report his tax obligations. Personally, I appreciate the convenience & having someone watching my back when filing my taxes, so I plan to continue to use & pay for the Turbo Tax Service.

  • Jennifer August 5, 2013

    I found out about the lawsuit via an email from “TurboTax Class Action Settlement Administrator .” The email had links to everything you need to know/do, is applicable. Maybe check all of your email accounts and spam folders. You may find the information there.

    I was a little happy to hear about the lawsuit, as I’ve been using Turbo Tax since 1996… almost my entire tax-paying life. I can’t tell you how much money (in total) I’ve spent on Turbo Tax. I understand fees for preparation, especially when you’re dealing with 1099 forms, but to charge **so much** extra to have the fee deducted from your refund when it finally comes in has really bothered me. It really is like a loan-shark type of deal… ridiculous interest rates on a short-term loan. I never liked it, but (for a number of reasons I don’t care to get into on this forum) I had no other alternatives.

  • DONNA August 23, 2013

    i SIGNED UP

  • Sheron Cannon October 7, 2013

    So when will the checks be sent out?

  • sheri rodriguez October 11, 2013

    does anyone know the range of how many people that submitted a claim&the range of how much we are looking at getting back in a fefund?

  • shannon barnes October 14, 2013

    when will we be receiving settlemet payment

  • nikki October 16, 2013

    SETTLEMENT FUND
    44.
    Establishment of Fund
    a.
    Within thirty (30) days
    of Preliminary Approval of the Settlement
    Agreement, Intuit shall pay the total sum of Six Million Five Hundred and
    Fifty Thousand Dollars ($6,550,000.00) to create a Settlement Fund.
    Provided that this Agreement is finally approved by the Court without
    material change, amendment or modification, the Settlement Fund will be
    used to satisfy Approved Claims for Settlement Class Members in
    exchange for a mutual release and covenants set forth in this Agreement,
    including, without limitation, a full, fair and
    complete release of all claims
    and obligations, and dismissal of the Litigation with prejudice.
    b.
    If the Settlement Agreement is not finally approved, the Settlement Fund
    belongs to
    Intuit
    , less any Administrative Expenses paid to date
    .
    Plaintiffs
    shall
    have no financial responsibility for any Administrative Expenses
    paid out of the Settlement Fund in the event that the Settlement Agreement
    is not finally approved.
    c.
    The Settlement Fund shall be used to pay (i)
    Settlement Class Members’
    benefits; (ii)
    service awards to the Plaintiffs; (iii) attorneys’ fees, costs,
    and expenses of Class Counsel; and (iv) costs of administration of the
    Agreement, including without limitation paym
    ent of Administrative
    Expenses
    .
    d.
    Any award of attorneys’ fees, administrati
    ve costs, or any other fees,
    costs, or benefits otherwise awarded in connection with the Settlement
    Agreement shall be payable solely out of the Settlement Fund.
    e.
    Intuit’s contribution to the Settlement Fund shall be fixed under this
    Section and be final.
    Intuit shall have no obligation to make further
    payments into the Settlement Fund, and shall have no financial
    responsibility or obligation relating to the settlement beyond the
    Settlement Fu

  • Patrice October 30, 2013

    Contact Heffler Group at 215-665-8870.

  • KIM November 4, 2013

    WHENCAN WE EXPECT PAYMENTS, AND IS IT AN EQUAL AMOUNT FOR ALL?

  • Ann Petroff November 5, 2013

    will anyone be getting reimbursed for the fees

  • Dawn November 14, 2013

    I just called and they said that we will be waiting 1 to 2 years for payment

    • tanya April 13, 2014

      No, we won’t. As of February 17, 2014, one of the reps from the lawyers office said about 8 to 10 weeks, approximately. It has been eight weeks since then, so maybe we will hear something soon.

  • Patrice November 18, 2013

    So in other words…WE WON”T BE GETTING A DIME!!!!

  • linda holmes November 20, 2013

    will some one let us know when we will get money.

  • Moni January 22, 2014

    2 years to get a payment? wow, that sucks. Lol

    • ANONYMOUS February 5, 2014

      they said call by end of March for updates

  • Chuck February 2, 2014

    I really don’t know what any of you are talking about. I have been using TurboTax since 1993 and have never had a problem. Yes there are fees that you can pay IF you don’t pay attention to what you are doing. There are numerous boxes that must be checked or unchecked through-out the program giving different options, all of which are fully explained. Pay attention, read and understand before you CLICK. Where do you people come from?????

    • ANONYMOUS February 5, 2014

      I think you’re the one does not understand what the class action was all about…it’s the hidden charge for getting your refund faster and fees were deducted from your tax refund. Maybe you provided c/c to pay the dues.

  • ANONYMOUS February 5, 2014

    if you want to inquire heres the phone number to call 215-665-8870.

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