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Not-free Free File complaint heads to court as class action

The Internal Revenue Service has formed a working group to look into allegations that some of its Free File members really didn't (don't?) want taxpayers to file for free. State and city officials have launched official investigations into or taken legal steps in connection with allegations that some tax software companies redirected online searches away from their free options on at the IRS website. Now what is being hailed as the first nationwide class-action lawsuit in the matter has been fi...
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Karat Gets $28M for Software, Team That Assess Job-Seeking Engineers

Karat, a Seattle-based startup that uses a combination of software and a stable of freelance interviewers to help tech companies assess job applicants, announced Wednesday it has raised $28 million in new funding.Tiger Global Management led the Series B funding round, Karat says. Other participating investors included return backers Norwest Venture Partners and 8VC. Karat says it has raised more than $41 million since launching in 2014.Karat plans to use some of the proceeds from the financing ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Pinterest, Interviews, Trends, Tech, Recruiting, Paypal, HR, Vc, Human Resources, Seattle, Interviewing, Indeed, Intuit, Hiring


Goldman Sachs execs are opening up about their plans for Marcus, and they think it can do to banking what iTunes did to the music industry

Goldman Sachs' global head of consumer, Harit Talwar, recently said the banks' consumer finance business, Marcus, is inspired by how Amazon and iTunes disrupted their respective industries.  David Haber, Goldman Sachs' vice president of strategy and corporate development, spoke last month about how Marcus has a unique opportunity to serve as a distribution platform or back end for companies outside of financial services.   Both comments suggest executives view Marcus as eventually serving as a...
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Class-Action Lawsuit Says TurboTax Tricked Taxpayers Into Paying For 'Free' Tax Prep

Less than a week after ProPublica found that TurboTax lied to taxpayers about its free filing program, "a new class action lawsuit against TurboTax maker Intuit claims the tax service breached its agreement with the Internal Revenue Service by intentionally obscuring its free filing service and charging qualifying taxpayers anyway," reports Gizmodo. From the report: The complaint was filed Sunday in a California district court on behalf of plaintiffs from three different states. TurboTax's free ...
Tags: California, Tech, Intuit, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, Turbotax, IRS Free File


Legal bombs fall on TurboTax maker Intuit for 'hiding' free service from search engines

Unhappy taxpayers want refunds of a different kind, lodge lawsuits across Cali Intuit, the biz behind America's most popular tax-filing software, was sued this week for seemingly hiding a free version of its product from search engines.…
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Am I Profitable? Understanding Your Bottom Line as a Project-Based Business

Cash Flow and Profitability By Pawandeep Singh As an entrepreneur, you know that your business needs to have more money coming in than going out–also known as positive cash flow–to turn a profit and ultimately be successful. This is easier said than done. In fact, according to a recent global study on cash flow from my company, Intuit QuickBooks, the majority of small businesses (61 percent) struggle with cash flow, and 69 percent of small business owners say they have been kept up at night by o...
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TurboTax Tricked Taxpayers Into Paying for Its Free Tools, Lawsuit Says

Fresh off of allegations that TurboTax lied to taxpayers about its free filing program, a new class action lawsuit against TurboTax maker Intuit claims the tax service breached its agreement with the Internal Revenue Service by intentionally obscuring its free filing service and charging qualifying taxpayers anyway.Read more...
Tags: Science, Taxes, Lawsuits, Intuit, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, Turbotax, Free File


12 Women In Tech Talk Parenting With Technology & Their Favorite Mom Gadgets

As far as moms go, mine is pretty tech-savvy. When she isn't DM-ing me an adorable dog and/or baby pic on Instagram, she is schooling me on how to organize my Gmail. She's also very partial to the prayer hands and kissy face emojis. Since we live thousands of miles from one another, technology is crucial to our relationship and enables us to interact every day (or sometimes, like, three times a day).Ahead of Mother's Day, I talked to 12 leading women in tech about the relationship between mothe...
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IRS, state and local officials looking into alleged tax software efforts to sideline Free File

Free File is finally getting a lot of attention. Unfortunately for companies involved in the Internal Revenue Service/tax software partnership, it's not the kind of attention they want. The IRS now is following state officials in California and New York in looking into whether potential Free File users were intentionally directed away from the program. Free but not that popular: Free File, as the name indicates, was designed to allow most taxpayers access to no-cost online tax return completi...
Tags: New York, Taxes, Free, California, Oregon, House, Iowa, Andrew Cuomo, Intuit, Irs, Federal Trade Commission, Ron Wyden, Grassley, Senate Finance Committee, Internal Revenue Service, Los Angeles City


36 Lessons for Business & Life from Trillion Dollar Coach Bill Campbell

BILL CAMPBELL was one of the most influential background players in Silicon Valley. He helped to build some of Silicon Valley’s greatest companies including Google, Apple, and Intuit and to create over a trillion dollars in market value. In Trillion Dollar Coach, authors Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle, state that “without a doubt, Bill Campbell was one of the people most integral to Google’s success. Without him, the company would not be where it was today.” Campbell was a co...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Silicon Valley, Columbia University, Bill, Intuit, Sundar Pichai, Stanford University, Bill Campbell, Campbell, Google Apple, Facebook He, Sheryl Sandberg COO


Tax Return Preparation Software Companies Investigated And Sued For Trying To Get People To Pay For Free Tax Returns

Many people who turned to these companies expecting free filing ended up saying another four-letter F word instead.
Tags: Crime, Law, Intuit, Tax Preparation, Tax Law, Turbotax, H&R Block, Steven Chung


L.A. city attorney: 2 tax prep companies bilked Californians who could have filed online tax returns for free

The city of Los Angeles is suing a pair of tax filing companies it says bilked numerous Californians into paying to file their tax returns online when they should have been offered the service for free. In two lawsuits filed Monday, City Attorney Mike Feuer said Intuit — the maker of TurboTax — and H&R Block directed customers away from products offered through an IRS program that would have allowed them to electronically file their returns at no cost. Instead, the companies used deceptive marke...
Tags: Google, Crime, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Intuit, Irs, Feuer, Turbotax, H R Block, The IRS, Mike Feuer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Small Business Week Events & Deals, Good News for Women Entrepreneurs, Solving Your Cash Flow Problems, Cleaning Up Your Finances and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Small Business Week kicked off Sunday. In honor of the week we are going to do post two Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know this week.   18 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—SBA Events Here are some activities you can participate in, sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA): Participate in the FREE National Small Business Week Virtual Conference on May 7-8 from 11am-5:30pm ET. This virtual conference will offer exclusive educational webinars, mentoring...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Business, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Mexico, China, India, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Bank Of America, Canada


Intuit's Pursuit of Prosperity Study

Intuit recently released The Pursuit of Prosperity, a study designed to to better understand how Americans: • define prosperity• view the factors that impact their ability to live the life they want• feel about your current financial standing• plan to achieve greater prosperity• view their financial future The bad news from the study is 78% of Americans feel prosperity is currently out of reach. But the good news is 58% are hopeful that they can achieve prosperity in the future. The study chart ...
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Tax software companies' free filing tactics help stall IRS reform bill

Photo by Ken Hawkins via Flickr CC Free. It's the most magical word in the world. Everyone is always looking to get something for nothing. That includes tax filing. A couple of weeks ago, the tax and consumer protection worlds were abuzz over a provision in the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 that cleared the U.S. House with a provision that keeps the Internal Revenue Service from developing its own no-cost tax filing program. Such total IRS ownership of the form filling and electronic filing ...
Tags: Google, New York, Taxes, Oregon, Senate, New York City, House, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Capitol Hill, Andrew Cuomo, Sam, Wyden, Intuit, Irs, Federal Trade Commission


TurboTax Purposely Hid Its Free Tax-Filing Page From Google Search

If you can’t find something on Google, does it even exist? When it comes to free tax-filing offerings, at least, TurboTax maker Intuit sure as hell seems to hope you think the answer is no.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Taxes, Intuit, Turbotax, Cant Shit A Shitter, Tax Prep Software


TurboTax and H&R Block hide their free tax filing tools from Google on purpose

Low income Americans can file their taxes for free, but odds are they ended up paying anyway. ProPublica found that tax filing giant Intuit is deliberately concealing search results for its free filing service, instead pointing all consumers toward its paid products. While users visiting TurboTax’s homepage will be greeted with what looks like free tax software, the software’s parent company usually finds a way to charge anyone using the product along the way. The manipulative design choice echo...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Finance, Tax, Search Engines, Intuit, Irs, Search Results, Ron Wyden, Senate Finance Committee, Internal Revenue Service, Turbotax, H R Block, Larissa Williams, TurboTax Free File


Best Budget Apps for 2019

A generation ago, most consumers put pen to paper to track their monthly expenses. Back then, a simple math error or brief a moment of forgetfulness could wreak havoc on your check register. With today’s modern budgeting apps, anyone with a smartphone can budget for the future, track expenses in real time, and generate intuitive reports. Now, for many people, the biggest budgeting problem comes from having too many choices for budgeting apps. How do you decide which one to use? Finding the Best...
Tags: Budget, Marketing, Money Management, Intuit, Turbotax, Wally, YNAB, Apps/Software, Best Budget Apps, Best Budget App, Budget YNAB, Quicken Intuit, Intuit Compare, Wally Best


Mint founder Aaron Patzer launches Vital, an ER management tool that integrates with electronic health records

Aaron Patzer launched Mint to help consumers organize their finances. Now he’s raised $5.2 million from investors to launch Vital to bring that consumer-focused mindset to emergency rooms and hospitals to help them organize patient flow. Patzer co-founded the company with his brother-in-law Justin Schrager, a Doctor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University Hospital. The serial entrepreneur invested a million dollars and two years of peer-reviewed academic study and technical research and dev...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Tech, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Emory University Hospital, Allergies, Intuit, First Round Capital, Aaron Patzer, Josh Kopelman, Nat Turner, HIPAA, Vital, Vivek Garipalli


Software Giant Intuit Is Seeking a New Global Creative Agency of Record

From Silicon Valley software maker Intuit comes the latest example of an increasingly rare event: a global creative agency of record review. According to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the matter, the company issued an RFP earlier this month seeking a shop to handle work promoting its primary brand. Omnipresent advisory firm MediaLink is...
Tags: Advertising, Accounts, Silicon Valley, RFP, Intuit, MediaLink


TurboTax is crushing H&R Block in tax prep

Americans are increasingly turning to financial software to do their own taxes. That's great news for TurboTax maker Intuit, but it's a lot less encouraging for H&R Block and other professional tax preparation companies.
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Here's How To Stop Financial Stress From Getting In The Way Of Your Work

Branded - Intuit: Nikki Reed - Episode 3 It goes without saying that collaboration can be key to a successful project, but our greatest collaborative efforts are really only possible when we can fully devote ourselves to the work we're doing with others — without any distractions.For Nikki Reed, whose work extends both behind and in front of the camera (and even to her own sustainable, eco-conscious jewelry brand, BaYou With Love), the ability to totally focus on all the different creativ...
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QuickBooks Review – Tax Prep Software for Small Business

Managing your small business finances doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. As you’ll find in our review, even the cheapest Quickbooks option can be a valuable business investment. Quickbooks Abby Hayes's rating 8.8 Features 8.5 Cost 9.0 ...
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Living With Balance Is The Key To Entrepreneurial Success — Here’s How To Actually Do It

Branded - Intuit: Nikki Reed - Episode 2 Finances are often what stop us from achieving that much sought-after balance in life; we worry about budgets, taxes, what's coming in and going out, and — as a result — we struggle with being able to connect with what really matters to us, including our personal goals.For actress and entrepreneur Nikki Reed, actively carving out time to get out of the office is crucial to her career success — and being a working mom. “The time I spend unplugged is...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Intuit, Turbotax, Nikki Reed


Free IRS software for filing taxes to be banned by US Congress in win for TurboTax

Congress is poised to pass a bill that would hand a major policy victory to the for-profit tax preparation industry, just in time for Tax Day in America.The bill, titled the Taxpayers First Act, is a wide-ranging bill that includes a provision that would ban the US government from developing a free electronic tax filing system, and is supported by companies like Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, and H&R Block.Those companies have lobbied Congress for years now to block the Internal Revenue Service ...
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The government is hard at work keeping tax preparation complicated and expensive

“Congressional Democrats and Republicans,” reports ProPublica, “are moving to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic tax filing system.” Specifically, the  House Ways and Means Committee just advanced a bill perversely called the “Taxpayer First Act.” If passed by Congress and signed into law, it would become illegal for the IRS to “compete” with private sector tax preparation services like H&R Block and Intuit (the owners of TurboTax) by allowing taxpayers to skip those middlem...
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The 25 richest people in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley has long been a hotbed for tech start-ups. The valley includes Bay Area cities such as San Jose and Palo Alto. According to Forbes real-time billionaire data, the richest 25 people in Silicon Valley range from tech founders to successful venture capitalists. The top three seats include the founders of Facebook, Oracle, and Google. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Silicon Valley is home to many of the world's tech giants — and its high-ranking billionaires. Consistent...
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The government is about to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic filing system

Thanks to pressure from tax preparation industry, Congress is getting ready to ban the Internal Revenue Service from ever building a free electronic tax filing system. As ProPublica reports, the effort is a bipartisan one. The House Ways and Means Committee, led by Massachusetts Democrat, Richard Neal, passed the Taxpayer First Act. The bill would make changes to the IRS and is sponsored by Georgia Democratic Congressman John Lewis and Mike Kelly, a Republican from Pennsylvania. One of its...
Tags: TC, John Lewis, Congress, Massachusetts, Tech, Georgia, Tax, Pennsylvania, Intuit, Irs, Federal Government, Internal Revenue Service, Mike Kelly, Neal, Turbotax, H&R Block




Are These Tax Deduction Mistakes Costing Your Small Business Money?

Are you throwing away money due to tax deduction mistakes? Doing your small business taxes is never a pleasant experience (well, it may be if you’re an accountant). This year’s taxes could be even more nerve-racking than normal since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts (TCJA), which took effect in January 2018, made some substantial changes to the tax deductions small business owners normally rely on. Changes to the tax law make it more important than ever to keep detailed records of your business expens...
Tags: Taxes, Sales, Intuit, Irs, Tax Deductions, QuickBooks, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act