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DIRECT FILE (FREE TAX FILING!) FROM THE IRS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES TUESDAY, MARCH 12!

DIRECT FILE FROM THE IRS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES TUESDAY, MARCH 12!

The IRS now is offering a “pilot”  or “test” version of “free” (really free) tax filing for an estimated 19 million taxpayers (who file simple returns in this, its first tax season). Direct File fully launches on Tuesday, March 12,  in 12 states, IRS website has more.

 Join the IRS Direct File pilot! Yes, it’s really from the IRS so it’s an historic new service! Tell all your friends that if they file simple returns; this is for you! There is no more need for a paid tax prep company for simple returns. Learn more on the IRS Web site.

PIRG SUPPORTS THE IRS DIRECT FILE ROLL-OUT. SEE OUR EARLIER POST IN JANUARY. AND THIS ONE EXPLAINS HOW THE FTC IS GOING AFTER TAX PREP COMPANIES FOR DECEPTIVE CLAIMS THAT THEIR TAX PREP IS “FREE.”

 

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