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Tax prep software sending personal information to Meta
They also don't say if TurboTax was affected. I would assume so.
I believe the online version is more susceptible to have all your personal information stored on their servers. The downloaded version may not be any better since the electronic filing of 1040 form would have all these information on it.
This isn't a shocker anymore in an age where data collectors would sell their own family members for a buck.
There's no such thing as a "customer" anymore. We are like the real humans in Matrix 1 -- our "private" data is the battery juice that powers the corporate world.
Brilliant suggestion, I love it.
Federal filing is always free. State is $14.99, but every year, they have 10% coupon.
It's simple, but can also do complicate scenarios. You can ask questions, and you get answers within several hours. It remembers the numbers from last year.
When I checked years ago against the big tax software, Taxhawk was easier and cheaper of course.
I would caution folks about paper filing, if you depend on the refund. We are still waiting for my mother's refund from 2020, which had to filed on paper because she passed in early 2021. I am certain they received it. Not only did we send it certified I recently got correspondence from IRS listing Mom as "dcd". But still no refund
While the IRS may process paper returns from living people more quickly, I have heard it still takes months and months