Tax software vendors Intuit and H&R Block were hit with a potential multi-billion-dollar class-action lawsuit alleging that they charge excessive fees for electronic filing.

A Philadelphia law firm, Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner & Weinstock, along with another Pennsylvania firm, Cooley & Handy, filed the suit this week on behalf of a Philadelphia resident, Stacie Byers. The suit claims that Intuit, Block and other members of the Free File Alliance unlawfully charged millions of U.S. taxpayers excessive e-filing fees. The firm estimates the damages in the billions of dollars.

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