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The tax-prep industry lobbies hard to keep Tax Day a torture for you
The tax-prep industry lobbies hard to keep Tax Day a torture for you

It's the eve of April 15, when America enters the final phase of its annual tax-preparation torture. So it's proper to recognize the companies that have lobbied hard to make sure the process remains as agonizing as possible for the average taxpayer. Step forward, Intuit and H&R Block! Intuit is the maker of the top-selling tax preparation program, TurboTax, which retails for as much as $100. H&R Block distributes the second-ranking program under its own name. Both have spent millions of dollars lobbying Congress on goals that include quashing initiatives to promote nearly effortless tax filing. Under this system, the IRS would provide eligible...

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