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The IRS could actually do your taxes for you, saving billions of dollars and hundreds of millions of hours, and eliminating the pain of tax day.

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http://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-maker-of-turbotax-fought-free-simple-tax-filing

The Sunlight Foundation has even more lobbying numbers here.
http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2013/04/15/tax-preparers-lobby-heavily-against-simple-filing/

Wonks will want to spend some time with economist Austan Goolsbee's white paper on how automatic filing could work in practice. http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2006/07/useconomics-goolsbee

And you can read Intuit's case against California's Ready Return system here: http://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/2010/01/25/why-intuit-believes-in-free-file/

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