Tax Filing Companies Deliberately Hid Free E-Filing Option
An media report found that tax filing companies including Intuit (Turbotax) and H&R Block among others deliberately hid the IRS' free, simple online system that allows the lowest-earning 70% of taxpayers — those with adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less — to prepare and file their federal and state taxes online. Instead these companies for their own benefit directed consumers to their paid programs to file their taxes. The Los Angeles City Attorney has already filed a lawsuit against some of these companies for defrauding taxpayers who would have qualified for the free filing service but instead bilked them for their own profits. Andersen Sleater Sianni represents consumers who have been harmed through unfair practices and fraud against corporation. If you would like to read more about this situation, please click here.