Come along as we try to file our taxes for free on TurboTax!
Justin ElliottNEW: We tried to file our taxes for free on TurboTax as a lower-income American. We found deceptive design, misleading Google ads, and digital tags TurboTax uses to make sure we paid to file, even though we were eligible to do it for free.
A bill supported by Democrats and Republicans would make permanent a program that bars the IRS from ever developing its own online tax filing service.
Justin ElliottBill could pass thanks in part to congressional Dems. Rep. Richard Neal (in the news for Trump tax returns) calls himself a champion of the deal that bans the IRS from competing with TurboTax
Justin ElliottNew: Congress is about to *make it illegal* for the government to offer free online tax filing. Thank TurboTax.
As the inaugural committee planned the landmark celebration, internal concerns were raised about whether Trump’s Washington hotel was overcharging for event space. The spending could be a violation of the law.
The memo outlines how Colony, the company founded by Tom Barrack, an investor who chaired the inaugural, aimed to exploit its connections to Donald Trump. Federal prosecutors are conducting a wide-ranging probe into the nonprofit that ran the...