Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The downward trend of early tax filers continues, with only 29% of Americans saying that they have already filed their income taxes.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 66% have not filed yet. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Most (88%) say they will file by the April 15 deadline, although that’s down slightly from 94% last year. Five percent (5%) think they will get an extension.
Forty-three percent (43%) of Americans expect to get a tax refund this year, up five points from last year but below results found the year before. Eighteen percent (18%) say they will owe money. Twenty-five percent (25%) expect to break even, while another 15% are not sure.
Perhaps not surprisingly, 73% of adults who have already filed expect a refund.
The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on February 19-20, 2011 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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