TurboTax sued by feds over claims of ‘free’ tax filing offerings
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TurboTax’s claims of ‘free’ tax return filings aren’t what they appear to be, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by the federal government. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an administrative complaint against Intuit, the maker of the popular software program, for what it called “deceiving consumers with bogus advertisements pitching `free’ tax filing that millions of consumers could not use.” The FTC also asked a federal district court to order the company to immediately halt what it called a “deceptive” advertising campaign to prevent ongoing harm to consumers who are rushing to f...