The Congressional Democrats accused firms of interfering with the Free File system and requested access to hiring revenue data to gain insight into tax returns.
Congressional Democrats Accused Firms
According to the AP News, the Congressional Democrats accused firms, including Intuit and H&R Block, of big tax returns. It was stated from the reports that these firms are undermining the federal government’s upcoming electronic free-file tax return system. Thus, the Democrats request the firms’ data to determine what is happening.
The reports stated that three firms, including Intuit, H&R Block, and the American Coalition firm, have received letters from Congressional Democrats, specifically from Sen Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif. The letter of request stated that they were to pass the documents of Taxpayer Rights and the Free File Alliance to the Democrats.
Congressional Democrats Accused Firms; Firms Responded to Accusations
KSAT reports that the companies that were accused of interfering with the Free File system spoke up.
Spokesperson of Intuit, Derrick Plummer, stated that his firm will respond to the Democrats and added that taxpayers have the ability to fire taxes free of charge. He also stated that the free-file system built by the government is a solution to a problem that will not cost billions of dollars.
The H&R Block spokesman also stated that there are free file options for taxpayers and that the IRS should focus on additional funding to improve its services.