Sen. Warren charges TurboTax with 'scamming taxpayers'
Happy Tax Day! Sen. Elizabeth Warren thinks you might be getting scammed.
In a letter to Intuit CEO Sasan Goodarzi, Warren, as well as Reps.
TurboTax and other participants were supposed to offer tax preparation services to low-income Americans for free.
But the lawmakers described that program "a failure" due to underutilization, and noted that Intuit left the program last year.
According to stats in the letter, the program was intended to serve 70% of Americans, but as of 2018, it was only serving 3%.
Porter and Sherman hold TurboTax partly accountable for that, in light of reporting by ProPublica,
They argued Intuit's "influence peddling" in Washington has allowed these issues to fly under the radar.
TurboTax of "disseminating the deceptive claim that consumers can file their taxes for free using TurboTax" when they often end up getting charged in the end.
Now, Warren, Porter and Sherman are asking Intuit to answer questions about its "revolving door" with the IRS and other government agencies.