H&R Block Customers Say Co. Mislabeled 'Compliance Fee'

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT) -- H&R Block Inc. was hit with a proposed class action on Monday in Missouri state court accusing the Kansas City company of charging its tax preparation customers a fee that they're led to believe is required by the IRS.

Lead plaintiff Manuel Lopez III claims that starting in 2010, H&R Block unlawfully charged a mandatory “Tax Preparer Compliance Fee” ranging from $2 to $4, for “costs incurred by H&R Block to comply with new U.S. tax preparation registration requirements.” Lopez claims the IRS does not impose...
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