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Americans Step Up Their Taxpaying

Americans have stepped up the pace of filing their income taxes and aren’t particularly worried about an IRS audit.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 60% of American Adults now say they have already filed their income taxes. That’s up from 41% three weeks ago and from 52% this time last year. But a record 63% had filed by this time in 2016.

Twenty-seven percent (27%) more intend to file by the April 15 deadline, while four percent (4%) plan to get an extension. Nine percent (9%) haven’t made up their minds yet. (To see survey question wording, click here.)  

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 19-20, 2019 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 March 19-20, 2019 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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