This article by Anna Massoglia is published by Open Secrets. Here is an excerpt
The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint Monday accusing Intuit, the company that owns TurboTax, of deceptively advertising their paid tax preparation services as free filing. The complaint follows years of escalating tension around tax prep companies’ marketing practices and decades of lobbying against free government-sponsored tax filing services.
Intuit and other tax prep companies spend tens of millions lobbying the federal government to try to protect their paid tax prep services and steer millions more into political contributions.
Intuit, which also owns QuickBooks, Mint, Credit Karma and Mailchimp, issued a statement saying it will vigorously challenge the complaint.
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