For The People? House Passes Bill Bans Government From Creating 'Free' Tax Prep Software
The House of Representatives passed the Taxpayer First Act on Tuesday.
It includes a provision banning the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from creating a free electronic tax filing program.
The bill is being shepherded through the House Committee on Ways & Means.
According to Business Insider, the lawmakers pushing the bill have benefitted from campaign donations from tax preparation companies like H&R Block and Intuit.
The bill also has a Senate companion.