MoneyWatch - 8 April 2018

A taxing proposition

California recently tested a pre-filled tax return system that filers overwhelmingly deemed easier and cheaper to use. But the ReadyReturn system was overwhelmingly unpopular with another contingent: the tax preparation industry, including Intuit, creator of TurboTax, which lobbied against expanding the program. Chip Reid talks with advocates who claim pre-filled tax returns could help millions of Americans save time and money, and also finds out why there are some who don't like that idea.

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Taxes: Is there a better way?

Advocates say a pre-filled tax return system, as used in other countries, would save Americans time and money - but the tax preparation industry has fought back

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