Democratic Rep. John Lewis (GA) and Republican Mike Kelly (PA), and in the Senate by Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) would like to make sure that you are shelling out $75 to upwards of a couple of hundred dollars a year to pay for tax preparation software by enacting a law that would prevent the IRS from providing free tax preparation software. https://www.vox.com/2019/4/9/18301943/last-minute-tax-preparation-h-r-block-turbotax Philosophically speaking, if government has a sophisticated tax code and filing system it would seem reasonable that the government provide assistance to it citizens in filing those returns so that they pay the appropriate level of tax and are in compliance with tax rules. For most people the software could scan your documents, gather basic information through user input and file your returns. But the tax prep industry has lobbied to make sure you pay for their services. Is there an argument to be made in support of this bill? Seems like blatant corporate welfare to me.