Continuing the Fight Against Tax Refund Fraud

Over the next few months, approximately 150 million Americans will complete and file state and federal tax returns. For most families, this is a time to take stock of their finances, pay off some debts or put aside a portion of their refund for savings or future expenses. For others, it’s a chance to travel…

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Within the next five years, as many as four in 10 workers in the United States are expected to be self-employed, due in part to millions of Americans joining the ranks of what is being called the “sharing economy.” That’s the finding of a new labor market study conducted by Emergent Research that predicts that more…

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Role of Regulation in 21st Century Marketplaces: Remarks from the TAP Conference

Intuit’s Director of Government Relations, Melissa Netram, participated in a panel about whether and how to regulate new marketplaces, including the on-demand economy. The panel was part of the TAP Conference, an event in New York City devoted to discussing the opportunities and challenges facing mobile commerce. TAP Conference 2015 (#TAPCON) –The Role of Regulation…

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Starting and sustaining a small business has never been easy. And without access to financing and working capital, it’s all but impossible. Businesses large and small, young and old, need access to cash and credit to fund operations, build inventories and bridge the gaps between billing and payments. Yet for too many entrepreneurs, the ability…

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Alex Chriss, Intuit Vice President responsible for the QuickBooks division for the Self- Employed, testified on the sharing economy before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade. The testimony was part of “The Disruptor Series: How the Sharing Economy Creates Jobs, Benefits Consumers, and Raises Policy Questions.” Read the testimony here.

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The Earned Income Tax Credit has provided tax relief and assistance for working families since being signed into law by President Gerald Ford in 1975 with bipartisan support in Congress. A decade later, with support from Democrats in Congress, President Ronald Reagan significantly expanded the program, calling it “the best anti-poverty, the best pro-family, the…

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How Washington Can Keep the Small Business Dream Alive

Small businesses are alive and well, thank you. Want evidence? Look no further than the recent QuickBooks Connect conference, where thousands of small business owners, accountants and software developers gathered to learn how to start and grow their businesses. The first-time event sponsored by Intuit attracted people from all walks of life and economic situations…

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Driven largely by the rise in the on-demand digital economy, a new kind of self-employed entrepreneur is rapidly being added to the U.S. workforce. Unlike their predecessors, many of today’s newly minted entrepreneurs don’t have storefronts, staffs or even business cards.  What they have instead is access to the global marketplace by directly providing services…

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Supreme Court rules for marriage equality

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates the Constitution.  The ruling will have profound impacts on millions of same sex couples in the 13 states which must now join all states in lifting bans on marriage between same sex couples.  One consequence for these couples is the significant reduction in…

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