Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Jackson Hewitt, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Jackson Hewitt
Penalty: 
$5,000,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
January 3, 2007
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

In a settlement with the California Attorney General, Jackson Hewitt, Inc. agreed to pay $5 million, including $4 million in consumer restitution, to resolve allegations that the tax-preparation company violated state and federal laws in marketing high-cost refund anticipation loans (RALs) mainly to low-income customers.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
tax preparation services
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.