Intuit Inc. allegedly made the free version of its TurboTax software more difficult to access in an effort to divert customers to its paid system, according to a new lawsuit.

The complaint filed Sunday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California claims Intuit breached its contract with the Internal Revenue Service and took advantage of the public when it directed taxpayers who were eligible for TurboTax’s free filing to its paid services instead.

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