05/24/2011 05:06:00 PM EST
According to a report in Bloomberg, three companies dominate the sales of digital, do-it-yourself tax preparation products, controlling 90 percent of the market share. H&R Block is currently number two in that market; TaxAct is number three.
Why should millions of Americans turn their hard earned dollars over to say, H&R Block, to enable them to comply with a tax law that they are willing to comply with but quite understandably don't understand?
Since the government has provided its citizens this ridiculous income tax system whose purpose is to take our money, it seems to me the least the government can do is make the process easier.
The government should provide taxpayers with official tax preparation software at no cost. That will not only make things easier, but less "sleazier" as well.
View TaxAnalysts' Chris Bergin's opinion in its entirety on TAX.com.
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