Military Lending Act
Class Action Solicitation

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If you're an active duty service member, recently separated service member, or a military spouse AND you paid someone to prepare your taxes in 2021 or 2022, then you may be entitled to compensation under the Military Lending Act (MLA). If you fit this scenario, review the following questions:

  1. Was a portion of your refund used to pay for the tax preparation fees?

  2. Did you receive an advance payment of all or a portion of your expected refund at the time you filed your return?

If you answered yes to either of these two questions, then you may have unknowingly entered into a contract for a financial product that violates your legal rights under the MLA.

QUICK CHECK:

To quickly determine whether your rights may have been violated, take a look at page 2 of your federal income tax return. Check the account number listed in the "Refund" section. If you do not recognize this account number (i.e., it is not your bank account information), then it likely indicates that you received one of these financial products. If you think you may have a claim, complete our questionnaire form below or contact us at (202) 921-6080.

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What is the Military Lending Act?

The MLA provides active duty service members (including those on active Guard or active Reserve duty), spouses, and certain dependents with important legal safeguards against predatory financial products. The MLA limits the interest rates that may be charged on several different types of consumer loans, including financial products offered by tax preparation services. Contact us to learn more about your rights under the MLA.

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As an Army veteran and former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division, Attorney Jordan D. Howlette believes in vigorously defending the rights of service members and their families. To that end, Attorney Howlette and his litigation team are pursuing legal action against tax preparation companies for deceptive and manipulative business practices that violate the rights of service members and their families.