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How TurboTax Gets 'Free' Customers To Pay Up

Carmen Baskauf
Connecticut Public Radio
TurboTax's website, which advertises its "Free Edition" product

It’s tax season. Filing taxes can be a complicated and intimidating process. And ProPublica has found that big names in e-filing, like TurboTax, are actually making it more difficult for Americans to file easily and free of charge. This hour, we talk with a reporter behind the investigation, and find out whether you can file your taxes for free.

Read ProPublica's guide to filing your state and federal taxes for free.

Get filing help from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) in Connecticut by calling 211.

And today is Super Tuesday, when voters in 14 states head to the polls to cast their presidential primary ballots.  After disinformation campaigns and fake news marred the 2016 presidential election, how can Americans figure out what is real information and what is fake?

Watch the Connecticut Public Documentary Fake: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation.


Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.

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