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Americans Are Ahead of the Game on Taxes This Year

Friday, March 02, 2018

Americans are slightly further ahead in the income tax-filing process than they were at this time a year ago.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of American Adults have already filed their income taxes, and another 42% plan to file by the April 15 deadline. Just three percent (3%) plan to get an extension. This is the highest percentage of Americans who have filed before March in surveys since 2009.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 27-28, 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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