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Is Money in Politics to Blame for Complicated Tax Returns?


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April 13, 2015 -- For years, Congress has been sitting on a proposal to make it easier for people to file their taxes. A few powerful companies have a large financial stake in ensuring long, complicated tax returns continue to be the norm.  

How much have these tax preparation companies spent on campaign contributions and lobbying the federal government? How much stock do members of Congress own in these companies? Read more

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Key Companies

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Key Legislators

SenatorsParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Chuck Schumer[D-NY]477
Sherrod Brown[D-OH]469
Dick Durbin[D-IL]460
House MembersParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Raúl M. Grijalva[D-AZ]869
Earl Blumenauer[D-OR]722
Steve Cohen[D-TN]685

Key Industries

IndustryContributedRelated bill positions
Fiscal & tax policy$323,926334
Numbers on this page (except for Latest Bills) include latest available data for contributions and bill positions starting January 1, 2007 through the present. For date range numbers on Latest Bills, visit the bill page.