Why is filing your tax return such a hassle? The main reason is because a complicated tax filing system fuels the profits of the tax preparation industry, and one corporation in particular. Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, has used all kinds of tricks to keep our tax system complicated and expensive. Most Americans pay the price, especially those who can least afford it, explains OCPP's Janet Bauer. But as Susan Harley of Public Citizen notes, there is legislation in Congress that would fix the problem, creating a truly free and simple tax filing system for most folks.