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Americans Are Upping The Pace on Tax Filing

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tax Day is still weeks away, but Americans are filing their income taxes at a much faster rate than they have in previous years.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of American Adults have already filed their income taxes. That’s up from 27% this time last year  and is the highest percentage of Americans who have filed before March in surveys since 2009.  Slightly more (47%) say they will file by the April 15 deadline, while only five percent (5%) plan to get an extension. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 22-23, 2017 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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