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This Company Is Fighting to Keep Your Taxes Complicated

By Dan Dzombak - Apr 10, 2013 at 6:53PM

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This tax preparation company spent millions of dollars lobbying against initiatives to make filing taxes simpler.

We are less than a week away from the tax-filing deadline. Wouldn't it be great if you didn't have to submit anything, your taxes were done for you -- for free -- and you just had to make sure nothing was wrong with them?

It's not a dream. That's the idea behind "return-free filings," where the IRS would prepare your tax filing for you. While not everyone would qualify, those with simple taxes wouldn't have go through all the hassles that come about every tax season.

One of the groups leading the charge against "return-free filings" is Intuit (INTU 4.63%), maker of the popular tax preparation software TurboTax, an investigation by ProPublica found.

In the below video, Motley Fool contributor Dan Dzombak explains return-free filings and the arguments for both sides.

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