Having the IRS make available to filers the information they have on pre filled forms for most people is a no brainer. People can then choose to use that or go to a paid provider. I do understand that this will be a hardship to people who currently make a living preparing tax returns. However, i say to them the same that i have said to coal miners and loggers.. you might need to amend your skills to stay employable. I still believe that politicians and people all over the world are ignoring the elephant in the room ...with our automated society, we will run out of jobs for every person. In which case we need to figure out how we can support everyone.
If this passes and affects “white collar” Instead of just “blue collar” workers maybe we can start that conversation!