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Forum Post: Republicans and Dems Come Together — to Keep IRS From Competing with TurboTax

Posted 1 year ago on April 17, 2013, 11:02 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Last month, we detailed how Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, has fought a proposal that could make filing taxes easier and cheaper for millions of Americans.

As we noted, tax activist Grover Norquist and other conservatives have also opposed the proposal, called “return-free filing,” which would give many taxpayers the option to receive a pre-filled return that they could simply review, sign and send back, all for free. Return-free filing has been endorsed by many experts and adopted by several European countries.

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[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

I love tax activists. They're about the most lying conniving pos.

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (13354) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

let me guess - the principle market that is at risk is likely those doing the simple form, and those most likely to be interested in a loan equal to their expected refund, minus the cost of the loan . . . of course.

Perhaps not - the easy form after all, is pretty easy. But anyone who's return takes less than ten hours by an expert would be expected to be part of this market that is now at risk.

And either way, we are not talking about saving the one percent any money, are we.


No, I don't think we are.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

One more way to deliberately fuck the people. Intentionally, willfully and consciously fuck the people.