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H&R Block, Intuit, Others Hid Free-File Landing Pages: N.Y. DFS

July 15, 2020, 2:06 PM

The New York State Department of Financial Services found that five tax preparers, Intuit, H&R Block, TaxSlayer, TaxHawk, and Drake Enterprises, deliberately hid website landing pages for the IRS’s Free File Program.

  • Intuit, H&R Block, TaxSlayer, TaxHawk, and Drake Enterprises deliberately edited the code in their landing pages under the program to hide those landing pages from taxpayers from search engine results, N.Y. DFS says
  • Tax preparation companies created and marketed their own products as “free” in order to lure customers away from the Free File Program while upselling those same customers into more costly products, according ...