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$5.6 Million in Savings: IRS Expands Direct File Tax Filing Program – Despite Opposition from TurboTax

The IRS will make Direct File available in all states to make filing taxes easier, but some companies, like Intuit, say it’s not necessary because Free File already offers free tax filing.

IRS Expands Direct File Program Nationwide – Drawing Mixed Reactions from Tax Software Companies

According to the published article in Huff Post, the IRS wants to make it easier for people to file their taxes directly to them using a program called Direct File. They’re planning to expand this program to all 50 states and the District of Columbia after a successful trial run with 12 states. People who used it liked it, saving $5.6 million in fees and getting $90 million in refunds.

Some groups are happy about this expansion, saying it helps people file taxes more easily. But others, like Intuit, the company that makes TurboTax, don’t like it. They say it’s not needed because there’s already a program called Free File that lets people file their taxes for free.

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$5.6 Million in Savings: IRS Expands Direct File Tax Filing Program – Despite Opposition from TurboTax (PHOTO: Forbes)

IRS Plans $75 Million Expansion for Direct File Program while Maintaining Free File Alongside

Furthermore, the IRS isn’t sure how much the expansion will cost yet, but they’re planning to spend around $75 million on it. They also want to keep the Free File program going alongside Direct File. They say both are important for helping people file their taxes accurately and get the refunds they deserve.

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