Jackley: Checks are in the mail from TurboTax settlement

May 9, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–More than 14,000 South Dakotans will soon get a check in the mail for their share of a multi-state settlement with Intuit, the owner of the TurboTax online tax preparation service.

Eligible South Dakotans are expected to receive about $30 apiece. The state’s total share of the settlement is $444,456.88.

The total, nationwide $141 million settlement is intended to compensate 4.4 million Intuit TurboTax customers who paid for tax preparation services that should have been free.

“The good thing is those people who were impacted will receive a check in the mail automatically and will not have to file a claim,” said South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley in a news release.

People eligible for the money include those who paid to file their federal tax returns through TurboTax for tax years 2016, 2017 and 2018 but were eligible to file for free through the IRS Free File Program. Eligible consumers will be notified via email by the settlement fund administrator, Rust Consulting. Checks are expected to be mailed starting this week.