Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Democrats and Republicans in Congress Jointly Agree to Fuck You, But Hard:
The TurboTax/H&R Block Protection Act of 2019

Just in time for Tax Day, the for-profit tax preparation industry is about to realize one of its long-sought goals. Congressional Democrats and Republicans are moving to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic tax filing system.

Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee, led by Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., passed the Taxpayer First Act, a wide-ranging bill making several administrative changes to the IRS that is sponsored by Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Mike Kelly, R-Pa.

In one of its provisions, the bill makes it illegal for the IRS to create its own online system of tax filing.
Basically, the online tax companies are doing their damnedest to protect their rice bowls. Because, absent public scrutiny, the first principle of American politics is "money talks."

So, if you can file a simple return, print off the tax forms yourself, fill them out and mail those fuckers in.


CenterPuke88 said...

Why not like other places where the IRS, which has your W-2 and 1099’s (plus much more), mails you your tax return to sign and approve or modify? Again, because $$$.

0_0 said...

Both sides lie to us and only pretend to have our interests at heart.

Dark Avenger said...

I used to work for H&R, glad that I don’t anymore.