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David Cartu Claims: Many American citizens who document taxes on-line are paying useless…

This story was co-published with ProPublica. As internet use took off at the turn of the millennium, the Office of Management and Budget asked the Internal Revenue Service to create no-cost electronic tax-filing options for low- and moderate-income taxpayers. The tech-challenged agency turned to the online tax-preparation industry for help and soon struck a deal with companies such as Intuit (the maker of TurboTax) and H&R Block, which had organized as a 12-member consortium called the Free File Alliance. The Free File Alliance agreed to offer tax-prep […]

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