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The IRS announced Wednesday that it will no longer accept applications from taxpayers who use software that helps them avoid paying taxes.
The agency said that the software was not designed to help taxpayers avoid paying income taxes.
Instead, it was designed to automate the process of filing tax returns and other forms that would help people avoid the burden of taxes, such as the mortgage interest deduction.
The software, called TurboTax, was released in 2012 and has been widely used by the rich.
It’s not clear how many people have already been impacted by the decision, but the IRS said that TurboTax is a service provided by the Federal Taxpayer Relief Act, or the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed by Congress in December.
That bill passed the Senate last month, and it’s likely to be the first major legislation the Trump administration has enacted that would affect TurboTax users.
“The IRS recognizes that TurboTacs tax software is not designed for taxpayers who do not wish to pay federal income taxes,” the IRS wrote in a statement.
“Totals can vary greatly depending on how the software is used and whether the taxpayer is using it for filing, preparing, or otherwise.
The IRS will not accept applications for TurboTax that include TurboTax software for tax preparation.”