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Makers of Turbo Tax lobby Congress to keep tax prep costly and time consuming




2009 11/365
Looks like it's about that time of year again. April 15 will be here before we know it!
2009 11/365 Looks like it's about that time of year again. April 15 will be here before we know it!
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Hopefully, by now, your taxes are all filed and the IRS has everything it needs from you.

Now that you're through it, wouldn't it be nice if this process were easier and less expensive? 

According to one report, Intuit, the makers of Turbo Tax who are based here in Southern California, spent $11.5 million lobbying Congress. Not to simplify the process, but to prevent people from being able to file federal returns for free.

Emma Roller has been writing about this for National Journal and she joins the show with more.