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Writer: Jordan Breeding
Director: Dave Brown
Assistant Director: Jordan Breeding 
Director of Photography: Daryl Pittman
Editors: Dave Brown, Jordan Breeding 
Sound: Mike Schoen 
Tax Payer: Katie Culligan
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SOURCES: 

https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-turbotax-20-year-fight-to-stop-americans-from-filing-their-taxes-for-free
https://www.propublica.org/article/congress-scraps-provision-to-restrict-irs-from-competing-with-turbotax
https://www.propublica.org/article/turbotax-deliberately-hides-its-free-file-page-from-search-engines
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6477776-DoJ-Free-File-Letter-to-IRS.html
https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:26%20section:6011%20edition:prelim)
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-crazy-map-shows-you-how-complicated-the-tax-code-has-become-and-it-will-make-you-weep-2019-07-10
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/some-people-are-terrified-to-file-their-taxes-this-year-2019-04-11
https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-simple-return-reducing-americas-tax-burden-through-return-free-filing/
https://theworld.org/stories/2017-09-27/many-countries-have-simple-fair-tax-system-could-us-be-next
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/03/the-10-second-tax-return/475899/
https://theworld.org/stories/2016-02-09/bernie-sanders-wants-us-be-more-equitable-sweden-could-it-work
https://www.economist.com/democracy-in-america/2013/04/02/it-shouldnt-be-so-hard
https://www.cracked.com/article_28027_how-turbotax-secretly-makes-your-taxes-nightmare.html

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