Sunday, 9 February 2020

TurboTax and Others Charged at Least 14 Million Americans for Tax Prep That Should Have Been Free, Audit Finds

quote [ Tax software companies made around $1 billion in revenue by charging people who were eligible to file for free. ]

But when it's time to pay my tax, I don't know what to do
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[by ScoobySnacks@8:52amGMT]


Centim64 said @ 9:55pm GMT on 9th Feb [Score:1 Informative]
Not quite so much this year, but in previous years Turbo Tax would literally hide the free version and almost force you to purchase the paid one. The only way you could've gotten the free one is if you actually knew where to look on their site. I almost missed it, but thankfully my wife had already filed hers and helped me find it.
Dienes said @ 1:25pm GMT on 9th Feb
My state doesn't have any income taxes, but TurboTax still offered to file that state for me for $50.
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:17pm GMT on 10th Feb
The tax prep companies were coding their sites so that search engines would not index the free versions. I don't think they're allowed to do that anymore.
backSLIDER said @ 3:08pm GMT on 10th Feb
So basically the free version is on the dark web!?

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