For nearly 20 years, Intuit has been a proud member of the Free File program, helping millions of Americans prepare and electronically file their tax returns for free. Today, over 90% of all taxpayers e-file their taxes and free tax preparation is currently available to 100% of American taxpayers through a combination of commercial, philanthropic, and IRS sponsored methods.
Now though, Americans will have one less option to file for free. Intuit, the parent company of TurboTax, will no longer be a part of the Free File program claiming “restraints” of the program.
Previously, both H&R Block and Intuit had been accused of misleading filers into paying for their taxes and even of keeping free versions of their software from showing up in search engine results.