COLUMBUS, Ohio — Editor’s note: The video above is from an unrelated tax story published on April 18, 2022.
The company behind the tax service software TurboTax will pay $5 million to Ohio consumers who were deceived into paying for services that should have been free.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost secured the restitution for affected Ohio residents from the pool of $141 million Intuit Inc. will pay to consumers nationwide.
“Intuit’s scheme to make a buck by tricking responsible Ohio taxpayers is unacceptable,” Yost said. “We are holding Intuit accountable and putting money back into consumers’ pockets.”
ProPublica initially reported that Intuit was using deceptive digital tactics to steer low-income consumers of the software to paid products and away from free services that are federally supported. That’s when the investigation began.
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