If you’re eligible for a TurboTax class action settlement, you’ll soon receive a check in the mail without filing a lawsuit. Here’s who qualifies.

In May 2022, the attorneys general of all 50 states and the District of Columbia announced that a settlement of $141 was reached with Intuit, the creator TurboTaxover allegations he misled clients into paying for free tax services.

The settlement requires TurboTax to refund millions of affected customers.

After the settlement was announced, many VERIFY readers asked how and when they would be paid. The last ones Google search data also show that people are interested in whether they will receive a check from the settlement.

QUESTION

Will eligible TurboTax users receive class action checks soon?

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ANSWER

Yes, eligible TurboTax users will receive their class action checks soon.

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WHAT WE FOUND

According to data settlement site and attorneys general in several US states.

Checks will be mailed beginning the second week of May and will continue to arrive throughout the month, state attorneys general said in the press releases May 4. Some payments may not be sent until the end of May, according to the settlement website.

Consumers are eligible for a settlement if they paid to file their federal tax returns through TurboTax for tax years 2016 through 2018 but are eligible for the Internal Revenue Service’s Free File Program.

Intuit said the company “admitted no wrongdoing” as part of the settlement agreement.

The amount of money TurboTax customers will receive from the settlement depends on the number of tax years for which they are eligible. Most people are expected to get about $30, although people who file their taxes for three years in a row can get up to $85.

People who are entitled to the payment do not need to make a claim. Anyone who qualifies will receive an email from Rust Consulting, the settlement administrator, and will automatically receive a check in the mail.

More than 4 million people in the U.S. will receive checks as part of the multi-state settlement, according to the settlement’s website.

If you are eligible for a settlement and have not received your check by mid-June, you may visit settlement site and request a repeat payment. You will need the claimant’s identification number in the settlement rights email.

People who want to verify that a check they received in the mail is genuine can also do so on the site of the settlement. You will need the applicant’s ID number and the check number, which can be found on the tear-off portion of your check.

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