TurboTax and H&R Block Investigation
Update (5/14/2019): Girard Sharp today amended its complaint to add a claim that Intuit Inc., promoter of TurboTax, violated federal antitrust laws (Section 1 of the Sherman Act) by colluding with H&R Block to restrict the market for tax preparation services, impeding access to a free online tax filing program required by the IRS. Read the amended complaint here.
Girard Sharp has filed a complaint following reports that Intuit Inc., the maker of TurboTax, is alleged to have deliberately undermined public access to a free online tax filing program required by the IRS.
If you earn less than $66,000 a year and paid TurboTax or H&R Block to file taxes, you may have a claim for relief. Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp public protection attorney (dial 415-981-4800) or by submitting your information below:
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Overview of Reported Misconduct and Subsequent Litigation
The “Free File” program is a simple online system provided by the Internal Revenue Service allowing taxpayers to prepare and file their federal and state taxes online for free. Since 2002, both TurboTax and H&R Block have been in partnership with the IRS to provide free online tax-preparation and filing to the majority of taxpayers, an agreement which has been renewed through October 31st, 2021.
In recent lawsuits filed against Intuit (maker of TurboTax) and H&R Block, however, both firms are alleged to have actively discouraged millions of taxpayers from using this free software for years by deliberately concealing the free filing program from customers, and instead steering them to their own paid programs.
If you earn less than $66,000 and have paid to file taxes through TurboTax or H&R Block, you may have a claim for relief. Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp public protection attorney (dial 415-981-4800) or by submitting your information in the form above.
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