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Attorney General: $141 million from settlement to be distributed to consumers misled by TurboTax owner Intuit

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Thursday announced that consumers who were misled by TurboTax’s owner Intuit into paying for free tax services will begin receiving checks from a $141 million multistate settlement announced in May 2022.

All 50 states and the District of Columbia signed onto the agreement. Approximately 4.4 million consumers nationwide will receive checks in the mail from the settlement. Maryland will receive $2,188,255.93 for 71,950 consumers who were unfairly charged. Eligible consumers will be contacted by email about the settlement. Checks will be mailed throughout May 2023.

Eligible consumers include those who paid to file their federal tax returns through TurboTax for tax years 2016, 2017, and 2018 but were eligible to file for free through the IRS Free File Program. Consumers who are eligible for a payment will be notified by email by the settlement fund administrator, Rust Consulting. These consumers will receive a check in the mail automatically, without filing a claim. Checks are expected to be mailed out starting next week.

The amount each consumer receives will be based on the number of tax years for which they qualify. For more information about who is covered by the settlement and information about the settlement fund, consumers can visit

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