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Half of Americans Hire a Tax Professional

Nearly half of Americans hired a professional to help them hit today’s Tax Day deadline, and more filed those tax returns electronically than last year.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of American Adults hire a professional to prepare their income taxes. Thirty-nine percent (39%) do their taxes themselves, while eight percent (8%) have someone else in their family take care of it. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 12 & 15, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 12 & 15, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology

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