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Taxpayers sue TurboTax for allegedly tricking them into paying for ‘free’ tax prep

Lawyers who say TurboTax cheated low-income customers out of free tax-prep services have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of those consumers.

The lawsuit is seeking monetary relief for consumers, as well as an injunction that would “prohibit Intuit from engaging in this scheme in the future,” said attorney Norm Siegel of Stueve Siegel Hanson. Attorneys with Gibbs Law Group and Stueve Siegel Hanson filed the suit Sunday in U.S. District Court in California’s Northern District.

The legal action follows an investigation by the nonprofit news website ProPublica that alleged TurboTax intentionally steered customers away from its Free File services.

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