NTA Blog: Improving Services to Taxpayers With Visual Disabilities (National Taxpayer Advocate Blog)

National Taxpayer Advocate Blog: NTA Blog: Improving Services to Taxpayers With Visual Disabilities. “Millions of U.S. taxpayers are visually impaired and unable to read print material in a standard font size. As a result of a settlement agreement between the IRS and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) on July 10, 2020, the IRS agreed to develop a process for taxpayers to request post-filing tax notices in a variety of acceptable formats, including Braille and large print.”

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists: Sign up for a guided email tour of the Pandora Papers

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists: Sign up for a guided email tour of the Pandora Papers. “The Pandora Papers also explore how this shadow economy takes a global toll beyond lost tax revenue, harming everyday people and the public interest in often unexpected ways. To help readers navigate the vast scope of this investigation, this six-part guided tour will walk you through the most explosive stories and break down key findings, email-by-email over the next two weeks, right in your inbox.”

ProPublica: Intuit Will Pay Millions to Customers Tricked Into Paying for TurboTax

ProPublica: Intuit Will Pay Millions to Customers Tricked Into Paying for TurboTax. “Millions of Americans will receive money from Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, as part of a $141 million settlement between the Silicon Valley company and all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The company will send up to $90 apiece to more than 4 million people who paid for TurboTax software even though they were eligible to receive it for free.”

Nationwide News Australia: Major deadline looms for Facebook and Google as Labor unveils multinational tax plan

Nationwide News Australia: Major deadline looms for Facebook and Google as Labor unveils multinational tax plan. “Multinationals will have more to answer for after the next election with the two major parties eyeing reform for tax-dodging giants. Announcing Labor’s economic plan on Wednesday, shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers said his party would ‘level the playing field for Australian businesses’ by forcing multinationals to pay their share of tax.”

Reuters: U.S. FTC accuses Intuit of deceptively advertising free tax filing

Reuters: U.S. FTC accuses Intuit of deceptively advertising free tax filing. “The U.S. Federal Trade Commission asked a court on Monday to issue an order stopping Intuit, the owner of TurboTax tax preparation software, from deceptively advertising free tax filing when it requires many people to pay. In the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the FTC, which enforces antitrust law and laws against deceptive advertising, said it had already started an internal administrative proceeding on the matter.”

File Taxes for Free: Cash App Taxes, FreeTaxUSA and More (CNET)

CNET: File Taxes for Free: Cash App Taxes, FreeTaxUSA and More. “Cash App Taxes — CNET’s pick for best free tax software in 2022 — doesn’t include any paid upgrades and is applicable for a large majority of US taxpayers, but it’s not the only option. Read on to learn about the best ways to file your taxes for free, including official services from the IRS and top-notch free software from commercial publishers.”

New York Times: Free Options for Filing Your Taxes

New York Times: Free Options for Filing Your Taxes. “The average federal refund is about $2,800, according to the Internal Revenue Service. And more than half of filers earning less than $30,000 a year seek professional tax preparation help. Fortunately, there are free options to help people prepare and file their tax returns. Many have age or income limits, but some are available to anyone.”