Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax.

 

Why should taxpayers be able to easily file their taxes for free when there is a massive industry that makes money off of people’s tax returns to consider?

(From Pro Publica)

Intuit and H&R Block last year poured a combined $6.6 million into lobbying related to the IRS filing deal and other issues. Neal, who became Ways and Means chair this year after Democrats took control of the House, received $16,000 in contributions from Intuit and H&R Block in the last two election cycles.