The TurboTax Trap

Number 28546
Subject Taxes
Source ProPublica
Year 2019
Publication Date October 2019
Summary Why Americans, unlike citizens of other developed countries, pay billions of dollars every year to perform the most basic civic act: file taxes. We revealed that Intuit, whose TurboTax business has helped the company become a $69 billion Silicon Valley colossus, has used lobbying, the revolving door and “dark pattern” customer tricks to keep tax filing difficult and fend off an IRS program to help most Americans file for free.
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Keywords ProPublica, TurboTax, taxes, lobbying, Intuit, dark money, IRS
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