How TurboTax Gets 'Free' Customers To Pay Up
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.
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.
- Justin Elliott - Reporter for ProPublica. Read their investigative reporting of Intuit's TurboTax and other tax preparation software companies here. (@JustinElliott)
- Christine Gaumond - VITA Program Coordinator at The Village For Families and Children
- Michelle Ciulla Lipkin - Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (@ciullalipkin)