Indiana AG finalizing settlement with tax prep service over alleged deceptive advertising – WRBI Radio

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indiana’s Attorney General has finalized a $2.9 million settlement with TurboTax.

The settlement comes after software company Intuit was accused of misleading and deceptive advertising.

Todd Rokita joined several other state attorneys general who alleged Turbo Tax and Intuit advertised free tax filing services, and then directed people to their paid services.

Rokita alleged that the advertising was therefore deceptive.

Indiana’s settlement is part of a larger $141 million settlement with all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Customers who were eligible for free services but ended up paying will receive a total of about $30 for each year they were impacted from 2016 to 2018.