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Service members making under $66,000 are supposed to be able to file on TurboTax for free.
On the TurboTax Military landing page, some were charged as much as $150, ProPublica reported.
Like many other tax prep companies, Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, participates in the US government’s Free File program with the IRS, under which the industry offers most Americans free tax filing.
But few of those who are eligible use the program, in part because the companies aggressively market paid versions, often misleading customers.
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This story was co-published with The Military Times.
In patriotism-drenched promotions, press releases, and tweets, TurboTax promotes special deals for military service members, promising to help them file their taxes online for free or at a discount.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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