Filing Your Taxes Could Get Easier (If This Program Works)

After years of letting the private tax e-filing industry run the show, the IRS is finally piloting an online tool that’s supposed to make tax season easier – and free – for thousands of taxpayers in a dozen states.  On this episode of The Big Take podcast, we explore how the idea got off the ground, who can use it, and whether the program could ever compete with the powerful private tax-filing industry.Corrects date the Free File Alliance was launched in podcast published April 4.See for privacy information.

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