Senate Committee OKs Bill Written By H&R Block To Make Doing Your Taxes More Complicated

by JAMESON PARKER – If there is one thing in the world more frustrating than sitting down to do your taxes, it’s knowing that there are people in this world who are actively working to make the job as difficult as can be so that you will find it all but impossible to do it on your own. You might recognize them as the people at H&R Block and TurboTax. Tax preparation companies have been adamant about keeping the veil of maddening confusion surrounding the tax process. They bank on it. Literally. Each year fed up Americans spend billions of dollars on tax help from companies like H&R Block and Intuit(the company which owns TurboTax). And the confusion and complexity waste more than just dollars and cents. Each year, Americans spend about 6.1 billion hours working on filing their taxes. The system has gotten so out of hand that it may be one of the...

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