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1 in 7 Americans Wait Until the Last Minute to Do Their Taxes (Tax Day 2021 Poll)

Well, Mad Rock Nation, today (May 17th, 2021) is the LAST day to get your taxes done, unless you file for an extension.

And, if you just said to yourself, “Oh, I better get those done tonight,” you’re not alone.

Around one in seven Americans say they wait until the last minute, according to a new poll.

Here are a few more random stats for Tax Day 2021:

1. 54% of us do our taxes as early as possible. 15% wait until the last minute.

2. Men THINK they know more about taxes, but women ACTUALLY know more. Guys were much more likely to say they understand the tax code. But 1,000 people took a test — 49% of women got an “A”, compared to just 35% of men.

3. 44% of people thought you could claim a PET as a dependent.

4. Around 7 in 10 Americans usually take the standard deduction, 21% itemize and the other 10% didn’t even know what a deduction was.

5. Our biggest tax FEARS are: Finding out we owe money, making a mistake, not maximizing our refund and getting audited.

6. If we do get a refund, the top things we’ll do with it this year are: Pay off debt, put it in savings, use it for living expenses, invest it and one in 10 people said they’d use it to treat themselves.

7. One in 14 Americans actually ENJOY doing their taxes.

 

(Credello / National Today)


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