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Paying Your Taxes Is Complicated. Here's Why.

OpenSecrets' Anna Massoglia joins the podcast to discuss the influence of tax preparation industry lobbying money on the ways Americans interact with the IRS.

Americans have to fill out various forms and enlist accountants or software like TurboTax or H&R Block. The time tax – as Professor Donald Moynihan has noted – that Americans spend on doing taxes is an administrative burden in and of itself and non-IRS software or online options are only free to a point. 

Anna Massoglia is OpenSecrets' Editorial and Investigations Manager, where she researches the influence on money in government and politics. She joined the podcast to talk about the influence of private industry money on the administrative burdens that Americans face while dealing with the IRS.

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