Credit service Intuit shuts down payments on all gun purchases

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Credit service Intuit shuts down payments on all gun purchases
By Julia LimitonePublished June 12, 2018Small BusinessFOXBusiness

A tech company is stopping credit card payments for gun purchases
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on Intuit's decision to stop credit card payments for gun purchases and Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' legal woes.

Even though some of the sales didn’t involve firearms, businesses Opens a New Window. were forced to track down customers who they sold the items to because Intuit credited the money back to their accounts, the Post reported.

In Napolitano’s opinion, Intuit made a “terrible business decision.”

“They may very well have interfered with their customers’ businesses by not telling them ahead of time,” he added.

Judge Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday told FOX Business Opens a New Window. that credit card processor Intuit Opens a New Window. is within its rights to shut down payments on gun purchases.

A number of businesses were recently interrupted, without warning, after the maker of Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax, refused to process orders of gun-related sales, according to the New York Post. The paper also reports that Intuit did not return several requests for comment.

Napolitano said, generally, customers can’t be refused due to race, age, gender or sexual orientation but can be rejected if they dislike their business.

“They can choose their customers, their clients unless that choice is based upon some protected aspects,” Napolitano told Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co. Opens a New Window.

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