Since I wrote in 2019, the biggest tax prep companies continue to spend tens of millions to prevent making tax filing simple and easy. They’ve been fined for bait-and-switch, hiding the Free File service they were paid to offer, and overcharging Free File eligible taxpayers. Instead of giving Intuit another nickel, use Cash.app taxes, a local preparer, or file paper returns.
- TurboTax maker Intuit spent millions in record lobbying blitz
- Inside TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans From Filing Their Taxes for Free
- Tax prep companies that spent over $90 million lobbying against free tax-filing system
- Taxpayer advocates want the IRS to offer a free electronic tax-filing system. Intuit and H&R Block have spent millions lobbying against it