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VICTORY! New Free File rules ban tax-prep firms from hiding their offerings, allow IRS to compete with them (a love-letter to Propublica)

Six months ago, Propublica began beating the drum about "Free File," a bizarre, corrupt arrangement between the IRS and the country's largest tax-prep firms that ended up costing the poorest people in America millions and millions of dollars, every single year.

The scam is one of those baroque, ultimately boring and complex stories that generally ...

Leaks reveal how creepy, cultish monopolist Intuit lobbied Congress and the IRS to **** free tax-filing

Virtually every rich country on Earth provides pre-completed tax-returns that you can either ignore (and pay an accountant or do your own taxes), or just sign and return: after all, the government already knows what you're earning and how much tax you paid, so they can do all the heavy lifting for your annual return.

But ...

Getting more people to open your emails

We’ve aggregated the world’s best growth marketers into one community. Twice a month, we ask them to share their most effective growth tactics, and we compile them into this Growth Report. ...

What’s the right way to sponsor a YouTube influencer?

We’ve aggregated the world’s best growth marketers into one community. Twice a month, we ask them to share their most effective growth tactics, and we compile them into this Growth Report. ...

How to get people to open your emails

We’ve aggregated the world’s best growth marketers into one community. Twice a month, we ask them to share their most effective growth tactics, and we compile them into this Growth Report. ...

How to get your ads working, and whether PR is worth it

Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor How to get your ads working, and whether PR is worth it The secret of content marketing: avoid high bounce ...

When Trump’s #TaxScam meant that affluent people no longer had to use the paid version of Turbotax, Turbotax started charging poor people, disabled people, students and elderly people

In most countries, you don't have to pay an accountant to prepare your tax return: the government already knows how much you made, so every year they just send you a pre-filled in form to check over and sign.

In the USA, the highly concentrated tax-prep industry used its lobbying muscle to suppress the creation of ...

TurboTax and H&R Block hide their free tax filing tools from Google on purpose

Low income Americans can file their taxes for free, but odds are they ended up paying anyway. ProPublica found that tax filing giant Intuit is deliberately concealing search results for its free filing service, instead pointing all consumers toward its paid products. While users visiting TurboTax’s homepage will be greeted with what looks like free ...

Vital Software comes out of stealth to make ER visits less terrible

After two years operating in stealth, Mint .com founder Aaron Patzer’s new startup Vital Software is open for business. Patzer made the announcement Wednesday while on the Next Stage at Disrupt SF. Patzer’s company, which he co-founded with Dr. Justin Schrager of Emory University, is an enterprise software business that aims to make emergency rooms ...

Five Simple Ways to Supervise Finances

06.27.2009 · Posted in Finance Articles

In an economy that no longer requires explanation because everybody reading these words is up on the trouble and despair, it is pleasant to know how to successfully manage what funds are actually coming in, and how to resourcefully manage how much money is left at the end of the month. ...