Brad Smith, Intuit president and chief executive officer, said the company was working with Palantir, a third party security expert, to determine the cause of the problem.
Smith said he does not believe there has been a security breach: “We understand the role we play in this important industry issue and continuously monitor our systems in search of suspicious activity.
Due to this potentially fraudulent activity, we have stopped accepting tax returns submitted using Turbo Tax.
While Minnesota is the only state to officially announce it was no longer accepting Turbo Tax, several other states have reported problems with the software.
Because major tax software providers often have several packages to fit varying complexities of returns, we spend hours reading the fine print and running each through a rubric that’s weighted according to the most important aspects for most tax filers.
Turbo Tax has a lot of things going for it, but price isn’t one of them.
We will continue to engage them on an ongoing basis in an effort to stop fraud before it gets started.
Intuit has temporarily suspended the transmission of e-filed state tax returns, but the company maintained Federal tax returns have not been affected.
We’ll keep updating this review, but you can verify the latest price by clicking through to Turbo Tax’s site.2015, Intuit temporarily suspended the transmission of state tax returns filed electronically with its popular Turbo Tax software due to several reports of fraudulent activity.Intuit’s decision came after the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced it would no longer be accepting tax returns electronically filed via Turbo Tax: Some Minnesota taxpayers have recently found that when they log in to Turbo Tax to file their tax return, they see that a return has already been filed.Turbo Tax’s free federal version is available only to people who qualify to use the 1040EZ or 1040A.Folks filing a regular 1040 will need to go with one of the paid versions.
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