Congress (led by Dems) about to ban free IRS electronic filing

lobbyists win again and Dem oversight meaningless when they are taking the money

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what hits me the hardest about this is that one of my living heroes, rep. john lewis of georgia, is backing this awful cause. that part makes me hurt a little.

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I’ve just looked over the bill, here:


and I can’t find the restrictions the propublica article mentions. The bill explicitly retains current online systems:

shall continue to make available
6 to all taxpayers (without regard to income) a basic,
7 online electronic fillable forms utility

…and continues the “Free File Program” (where commercial software is provided free to the bottom 70% of all taxpayers), but I don’t see anywhere where the IRS is prohibited from developing competing software in-house.

Is there some independent verification out there of the propublica interpretation?

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“The road to hell is paved with good intentions”.

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