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45% Have Not Filed Income Taxes Yet

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

With a month to go until tax day, roughly half of Americans have filed their income taxes.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 51% of adults have filed their income taxes, while 45% have not. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

Roughly three weeks ago, 29% had already filed, but 66% had not. 

Taxpayers appear to be on track compared to previous years. In late March 2010, 62% said they had filed their income taxes. Around the same time in 2009, 56% had filed. In early March 2008, 43% had filed. 

Eighty percent (80%) of those who haven’t filed yet plan to do so by April 15. Only six percent (6%) plan on getting an extension, but 13% remain undecided.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on March 13-14, 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.


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