Not all Americans hate doing their taxes
The deadline for filing income taxes came this Monday. What do Americans think about the annual chore?
The Pew Research Center polled a thousand Americans and discovered that 56% of those surveyed have a negative reaction to doing taxes, with 26% saying they hate doing them.
But 34% say they either like or love doing their taxes.
29% of those who gave a positive response say they like getting a refund, 17% say they just don’t mind it or they’re good at it, 13% say doing their taxes gives them a sense of control, while the same percentage cites a feeling of obligation … that it is their duty to pay their fair share.
Reasons given for not liking to do taxes: too complicated, don’t like paper work, afraid of making mistakes, inconvenient, and time consuming. Just 12% say they dislike doing their taxes because of how the government uses tax money.
You can find more on the survey at the Pew Research Center web page.
Our thought for today is from Arthur Godfrey:
“I’m proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half the money.”