Warren Wants Details From TurboTax on Its Free Filing Program.
Lawmakers Go After TurboTax Over Free Filing on Tax Day
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Reps. Brad Sherman and Katie Porter send a letter to Intuit's CEO.
Three Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to Intuit CEO Sasan K. Goodarzi on Monday seeking answers about its TurboTax software and business practices.
In the letter, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Reps. Brad Sherman and Katie Porter of California allege that Intuit has used "extensive lobbying
and adroit influence-peddling" to oppose consumer protections and make it difficult for eligible taxpayers to utilize free filing options, instead directing them to paid services.
The US Federal Trade Commission also issued a complaint against Intuit's TurboTax software last month
The commission alleged the company is deceiving consumers by calling its tax filing software "free" in ads but then "hitting them with charges when it's time to file."
Around 66% of all the tax filers weren't eligible to use the free TurboTax product in 2020, according to the FTC.
Intuit has called the FTC's arguments "simply not credible," adding that nearly 100 million Americans have filed their taxes for free over the past eight years with TurboTax.