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Hasan Minhaj launches TurboTaxSucksAss.com, a real website to make filing taxes less awful

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Perhaps the most egregious of all the misleading tax prep websites is TurboTax, which has a documented history of advertising “free” filing products that then hamstring unsuspecting customers into ponying up extra cash for bells and whistles they don’t actual need to submit their tax returns.

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But, despite them having been called out, there’s very little anyone seems to be able to do about TurboTax’s misleading greed goblins. Hasan Minhaj succinctly laid out the infuriating truth during a recent episode of Netflix’s Patriot Act, which also included a pretty nifty announcement: The creation of TurboTaxSucksAss.com, a website that delivers on the name. 

Watch Minhaj break it down below: 

Minhaj and company have generously taken the time to sort through all the bullshit not just on TurboTax, but also similar competitors like H&R Block and TaxSlayer, to provide everyone with simple, direct links to the truly free services these places still offer. It won’t stop you from owing a government that appears hellbent on trying to kill us all, but at least it might help you avoid shelling out unnecessary cash to the carrion capitalists running these companies.

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Andrew Paul is a contributing writer with work recently featured by NBC Think, GQ, Slate, Rolling Stone, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He writes the newsletter, (((Echo Chamber))).

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