Intuit employees - are you ashamed?

Salesforce gnorts
Apr 12 56 Comments

Intuit employees: how do you feel about your company's lobbying against simplifying tax prep? How do do you reconcile working there with making everyone's lives so miserable?

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  • Nvidia bdei51
    Dumb thread. It's the govts responsibility to favor citizens, not Intuit employees'
    Apr 12 1
    • Oath xxxcd
      Keyword: lobbying
      Apr 12
  • LeanTaaS ♥️ data
    This is same as asking US citizens, are you guys ashamed of bombing middle eastern countries for OIL?

    Why would employee be concerned about that. As far as they are only concerned about their paychecks and jobs.
    Apr 12 8
    • Salesforce gnorts
      OP
      Does the government pay you in exchange for services? No. It's the other way around.

      Employees can quit and work somewhere else if they don't like what a company is doing. Citizens have way more than their occupation at stake.
      Apr 12
    • LeanTaaS ♥️ data
      Wow. Excellent logic. 👏👏
      Apr 12
    • Google / Eng 🍑☁️
      It actually is solid logic though...
      Apr 12
    • LinkedIn ex-fb
      Citizens voted for their government though!
      Apr 13
    • LeanTaaS ♥️ data
      OP - Soldiers can quit army. They are just like employees. If they know what they are doing is wrong, they can just quit army.

      In Intuit, no life lost.

      In army, innocent people die.
      Apr 13
  • Marketo MFNi38
    Meh, don't like it don't use it. Go pay a tax attorney or get someone else to do your taxes. They all screw you one way or the other.
    Unless you have pretty simple taxes nothing is free and reliable.
    Apr 12 6
    • Marketo MFNi38
      Yeah, it's all good until the day you get audited and need to spend time and money hiring someone to represent you. I would understand that if someone can't spend the money they would do whatever free or cheap option is available.
      I seriously doubt that most of the people here can't afford spending 100 bucks with Turbotax, HR block or whatever is out there.
      Apr 12
    • Google Trtle
      It’s a giant waste of time for most people and has a negative effect on the economy. Nearly every other civilized country has an efficient way to file taxes. We don’t. Largely because of Intuit.
      Apr 12
    • Google Happyness
      Key word - 'civilized'
      Apr 12
    • Uber Stampy
      You're missing the point, MFN. Ready return is about the government providing a simple way for the returns to be effortless. No need to spend any money with any company, unless you really have complex situations, in which case, you wouldn't have been using TurboTax anyway.
      Apr 12
    • New $€£
      Marketo clearly did not research what ready return is, or even if they did, did not understand what it is.
      Apr 13
  • Salesforce ABCez123
    Working with a contractor from Sweden currently. He was telling me about their process. You basically log in to a government website where they’ve already filled out your return with wages, investments, etc. Then you can e-sign and you’re done. It’s possible to edit but almost never necessary apparently.

    Given that the US government gets a copy of every single one of my tax forms already, the fact that we don’t have the same thing is a goddamn embarrassment.
    Apr 12 3
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      It's the same here in India . You login fill up the form submit and use your National ID to authenticate . If you have tax payable, pay over internet and ennter the receipt number.
      Apr 12
    • Uber Stampy
      Similar in Australia.
      Apr 12
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

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      tooQ10more
      Japan is the same. I'd gladly do my taxes myself if it meant US style TC or European style vacation though!
      Apr 13
  • Uber d hu wiu
    Singapore's taxes is literally and excel sheet that you fill in. 1 page
    Apr 12 0
  • Google Trtle
    Dan, the company man, felt loyalty to the corp.
    After 16 years of service, and a family to support
    He actually started to believe
    the weaponry and chemicals were for national defense.
    'Cause Danny had a mortgage, and a boss to answer to.
    The guilty don't feel guilty, they learn not to.

    -NOFX, The Irrationality of Rationality
    Apr 12 0
  • Amazon QUfT36
    says the salesforce guy which apparently has been uaed for trafficking lol
    Apr 12 4
    • Salesforce gnorts
      OP
      Jokes on you - a big part of Salesforce runs on AWS
      Apr 12
    • Salesforce gnorts
      OP
      (my response is dumb, because your comment is dumb lol)
      Apr 12
    • Amazon QUfT36
      my comment is dumb because your question is dumb lol
      Apr 12
    • Salesforce gnorts
      OP
      Is it though? How would you feel if Amazon was lobbying the government to loosen human trafficking laws?
      Apr 12
  • VMware bookman
    Credit karma is free
    Apr 12 4
    • Google / Eng
      rQsc13

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      rQsc13more
      But they're trynna make that illegal
      Apr 12
    • Google / Eng
      rQsc13

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      rQsc13more
      They = Intuit
      Apr 12
    • Palo Alto Networks onhb57
      CK sucks compared to turbo tax, my refund with them would have been way less
      Apr 12
    • eBay quejdjdne
      How do they make money? They would be selling your personal information
      Apr 13
  • Google SergeyBlin
    Ashamed or not, at least they are not protesting their company taking government contracts...
    Apr 12 4
    • Salesforce gnorts
      OP
      Maybe they should be protesting their company lobbying against their interest?
      Apr 12
    • Salesforce gnorts
      OP
      Also, how many internal protests have there been at Google around censoring search results for the Chinese govt over the years? That shit works
      Apr 12
    • Google SergeyBlin
      Google’s protests is what I am referring to. It absolutely works. The question is whether it is in or against Intuit’s employee’s interest...
      Apr 12
    • Salesforce gnorts
      OP
      Yeah, exactly. It's in their individual economic interest, but do they recognize the harm they're doing to everyone else?
      Apr 12
  • Apple turnip231
    Fuck TurboTax and their Lobbying efforts. Fuck H&R as well
    Apr 13 2
    • Intuit 28800kbps
      You are an idiot
      Jul 24
    • Intuit UncleSmith
      Why is he/ she an Idiot. TurboTax is an answer to an unnecessary problem.
      Aug 4
  • Intuit metto367
    Still researching the details on this topic and continuing to form my opinion, but based on what I know so far, it's definitely not as black and white as the headlines suggests:

    Developing and maintaining online filing platforms is not free, and the IRS would need some significant amount of taxpayer funding to achieve this. And government entitites tend to be inefficient in their spending. So even though it might look "free" if they were to do this, taxpayers are still paying.

    As an alternative, Intuit agreed that it would allow for free filings of 1040ez. The IRS does not pay Intuit for this as far as I can tell. Obviously Intuit gets a lot of free advertising and upsell opportunity which is why they jump at the opportunity.

    If Intuit were a purely government contactor that was paid directly by the IRS, I dont think there would be as much controversy, even though it would basically be the same people paying for the platform (i.e. taxpayers, particularly the wealthy who pay the majority of the taxes).
    Apr 13 1
    • Intuit metto367
      To clarify: I think it's really stupid for Intuit to lobby. I just think it has 0 impact (except for bad PR). Competition should be welcomed to keep us on our toes. I have no confidence the IRS would get this done correctly or efficiently.
      Apr 13
  • Palo Alto Networks onhb57
    It's a company's job to be greedy. Be mad at government.
    Apr 12 1
    • Google Trtle
      Well when the company has bought the government i say be mad at both
      Apr 12
  • Flagged by the community.

    • Google DocStrange
      As much as I enjoy ProPublica, media shouldn’t be on Blind.
      May 1
    • New / Media
      ArianaPP

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      Hey, does it bother you even on the public channels? I joined because a few people suggested others might want to get in touch this way, particularly on stories like this one. But we of course aren’t in any private rooms and don’t mean any disrespect. (and thanks for the nice words about ProPublica)
      May 1
  • Intuit DGQn70
    Dumb question.
    Jun 21 1
  • Intuit RammyG
    Yes. Shamed.
    Jun 21 0
  • Oath xxxcd
    But that stock though 🚀
    Apr 12 0
  • Intuit CottSook
    Feeling great. Look at that stock price. $INTU
    Jul 31 0
  • Intuit CowsRfuzzy
    I've thought for decades that if taxes were simplified, the tax industry would lose billions. And it's true. So not surprised by all these "revealations." Is it shameful? Depends on the information that can come to light about how willful it has been.
    May 30 0
  • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
    It's a joke that companies lobby against this.
    Apr 12 0

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