Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
H&R Block
Current Parent Company: 
H&R Block
Penalty: 
$4,000,000
Year: 
2002
Date: 
December 12, 2002
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Tax return preparer H&R Block agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations of engaging in deceptive trade practices involving more than 61,000 low-income customers.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
New York
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Missouri
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
tax preparation services
Source of Data: 

H&R Block to pay $4 million for deceptive practices, consumer commish says, Associated Press, December 12, 2002 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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