Usually, third party vendor does not charge some type of added fee. TurboTax is a third party vendor that gives facility to file your income taxes over the web. It is available for both federal and state income tax returns. It offers software to guide users through their tax-returns step by step. If you are using the TurboTax online software to file online or filed your taxes between 12th January, 2008 and 28th May, 2013, or agreed to have charges deducted from your tax return, then you may be eligible for a payment from of action settlement. Recently, Turbo Tax makers have decided to pay out $6.5 millions to class action lawsuit settlement over claims that it charged unreliable fees to TurboTax Online customers. There is a claim that TurboTax have charged customer up to $29.95 for free electronic filing service.
If you pay for tax preparation through checking account, then there is no extra fee but if you pay for it from your return utilizing Refund Processing Service, then it charges $29.95. In the Past, someone charged and the result is a settlement fund. Now, you can claim for a part of the $6.5 million settlement fund, if you filed your taxes from 2008 to 2013 through TurboTax’s Online Refund Processing Service. To receive a payment, you have to submit claim form online or by phone.
To receive benefits from the settlement, eligible customer must submit claim by 28 October, 2013. If you want to exclude yourself from settlement or you don’t want to get money from the settlement but retain your right to bring lawsuit; then you can exclude yourself before 23rd September, 2013. August 28, 2013 is the last date to object the settlement.
Who’s included in the class?
It includes all intuit customers of united states who have used Intuit’s TurboTax Online and its refund processing service from 12th January 2008 to 28th May.
Customer of TurboTax will get payment on the basis of number of times, they purchased the refund processing service during the class period. It is expected that class members who submit claim forms will get over $10. Actual payment could be less or more because it is depended on how many people file valid claims.
Customers of Turbotax can file their claim online on TurboTaxClassAction.com:
Open submit claim form and fill up the claim form.
For filling claim form, they have to enter claimant information, class member ID or Social security number, also have to select the year in which they filed your return. At last, accept terms and condition and submit the form.
- August 28, 2013: objection deadline
- September 27, 2013: settlement fairness hearing date (you do not need to attend this hearing)
- September 23, 2013:last day to exclude yourself from the terms of the settlement
- October 28, 2013:deadline to submit a claim
How to file claim for the Intuit TurboTax Class Action Lawsuit Settlement:
Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Website: www.TurboTaxClassAction.com
Address to submit a claim form:
To receive cash payment from the TurboTax class action settlement, you have to submit claim form online at www.TurboTaxClassAction.com or offline to the below address before October 28, 2013.
TurboTax Class Action
c/o Heffler Claims Group
P.O. Box 220
Philadelphia, PA 19105-0220
Phone Number to call settlement administrator for assistance: 888-980-9394
Claims must be postmarked by:10/28/13
Must purchased between: January 12, 2008 through May 28, 2013
Settlement Administrator:Heffler Claims Group
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