Intuit also agreed to what it called made certain commitments regarding its advertising practices. The software company said it already has adheres to most of those practices and the agreement will cause minimal impact on advertising.
Intuit has been accused of misleading taxpayers by its advertising for free filing. Critics say the offer confused those seeking to participate in the Free File program from the Internal Revenue Service. Intuit no longer participates in that program
More recently, the Federal Trade Commission sought a preliminary injunction halting the allegedly abusive TurboTax advertising. That request was denied last month by a federal judge who noted that most TurboTax advertising has ended with tax season and Intuit had implemented many changes.
Intuit still faces a hearing before an FTC administrative judge in September