ProPublica: IRS Reforms Free File Program, Drops Agreement Not to Compete With TurboTax

ProPublica: IRS Reforms Free File Program, Drops Agreement Not to Compete With TurboTax. “The IRS announced significant changes Monday to its deal with the tax prep software industry. Now companies are barred from hiding their free products from search engines such as Google, and a years-old prohibition on the IRS creating its own online filing system has been scrapped.”

ProPublica: TurboTax Tricked Customers Into Paying to File Taxes. Now Several States Are Investigating It.

ProPublica: TurboTax Tricked Customers Into Paying to File Taxes. Now Several States Are Investigating It. . “Multiple state attorneys general, including Josh Stein of North Carolina, have opened investigations of TurboTax maker Intuit, following ProPublica’s reporting that the company charged millions of Americans for tax filing services they were eligible to receive for free, according to people with knowledge of the investigations.”

ProPublica: Here’s How TurboTax Just Tricked You Into Paying to File Your Taxes

ProPublica: Here’s How TurboTax Just Tricked You Into Paying to File Your Taxes. “Did you know that if you make less than $66,000 a year, you can prepare and file your taxes for free? No? That’s no accident. Companies that make tax preparation software, like Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, would rather you didn’t know.”