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Senate Passes IRS Bill, Excluding Controversial Free File Pact

Law360 (June 13, 2019, 8:23 PM EDT) -- The Senate passed a tax administration bill Thursday without a controversial provision that would have codified a partnership between the IRS and tax preparation companies such as Intuit and H&R Block to provide free online tax filing services.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., center, said he will closely follow the IRS review of the Free File program. Wyden spoke with reporters in Washington in September 2018. (AP) The U.S. Senate passed the Taxpayer First Act, or H.R. 3151, by a voice vote, a procedure reserved for noncontroversial measures. Unlike a previous iteration of the bill, Thursday’s version would not write into law...

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