Don't pay for tax software if you made less than $66k
It’s a not-so-uncommon secret that TurboTax’s parent company Intuit, as well as H&R Block, spend millions lobbying to keep taxes complex rather than simple.
One under-reported outcome of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act was to allow for a sizeable portion of taxpayers to access filing software for free.
I count twelve free services on this very handy IRS page.
My dumb pneumonic summary for this is: