Survey Report: April Income Tax Survey
VIEWED
193
STARTED
149
COMPLETED
131
COMPLETION RATE
87.92%
DROP OUTS
18
TIME TO COMPLETE
2 mins
 
States Responses
WA 18.12%
CA 11.41%
PA 6.71%
TX 5.37%
FL 4.70%
OR 4.03%
Unknown (US) 4.03%
NY 3.36%
AZ 2.68%
NJ 2.01%
LA 2.01%
IL 2.01%
GA 2.01%
MN 1.34%
NC 1.34%
CO 1.34%
MO 1.34%
OH 1.34%
MI 1.34%
CT 1.34%
WI 1.34%
IA 0.67%
NM 0.67%
WV 0.67%
VA 0.67%
TN 0.67%
MS 0.67%
AK 0.67%
MA 0.67%
AL 0.67%
HI 0.67%
SC 0.67%
NH 0.67%
RI 0.67%
Outside US / Unknown 12.08%
Total 100.00%
91% DESKTOP
LAPTOP
85% Windows 8 4% Mac 2% Windows (other) 0% Other
7% SMARTPHONES 3% Android 3% iPhone 0% Windows 8 0% Other
3% TABLETS 3% iPad 0% Android 0% Windows 8 0% Other
How timely were you with filing your return?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  Months ahead of time 71 55.91%
  Few days to spare 29 22.83%
  Waited until the last minute 20 15.75%
  Had to file an extension 7 5.51%
Total 127 100 %
Did you prepare and file your own taxes?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  I did my own taxes 71 55.47%
  Had a friend or family member help me 13 10.16%
  Had it professionally prepared 44 34.38%
Total 128 100 %
If you were to receive a tax refund, how would you spend it?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  Save it 64 27%
  Put it towards my emergency fund 21 8.86%
  Invest it 18 7.59%
  Go to the casino 11 4.64%
  Pay off bills 41 17.3%
  Fix my car 11 4.64%
  Give to charity 8 3.38%
  Projects around the house 11 4.64%
  Vacation/trip 25 10.55%
  Buy something I've wanted for a while 20 8.44%
  Further my education 5 2.11%
  Other 2 0.84%
Total 237 100 %
If you were to receive a tax refund, how would you spend it? - Text Data for Other
04/19/2014 5584804 real estate taxes
04/18/2014 5583635 Started my Ed. D. in Leadership
Do you feel the share of taxes you pay is fair?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  No, I should be paying less 58 45.31%
  Yes, I pay just the right amount 67 52.34%
  No, I should paying more 3 2.34%
Total 128 100 %
If you knew you wouldn't get caught, would you consider lying on your taxes?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  Yes 29 20.57%
  No 92 65.25%
  Depends on the amount 20 14.18%
Total 141 100 %
Why wouldn't you cheat on your taxes?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  Your family, friends and neighbors are honest 14 15.73%
  You're afraid of being audited 7 7.87%
  Other third parties have your information and report it 4 4.49%
  Morals / it's the right thing to do 64 71.91%
Total 89 100 %
How much would you need to save in order to lie?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  $50 0 0%
  $100 1 7.14%
  $500 5 35.71%
  $1000 4 28.57%
  $5000 or more 4 28.57%
Total 14 100 %
How would you justify lying on your taxes?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  I need the money 17 44.74%
  Government wastes the money anyways 14 36.84%
  Others do it, so why can't I? 2 5.26%
  The money's going towards a good cause 4 10.53%
  Other 1 2.63%
Total 38 100 %
How would you justify lying on your taxes? - Text Data for Other
04/18/2014 5583793 Taxation is robbery.
How are you most likely to lie on your taxes?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  Don't report income 24 19.2%
  Overstate deductions 19 15.2%
  Claim to give more to charity than they really did 15 12%
  Claim personal expenses as business expenses 9 7.2%
  Request employers pay them under the table 8 6.4%
  Have an offshore bank account to hide income 5 4%
  Claim to have children that they don't 3 2.4%
  Other 42 33.6%
Total 125 100 %
How are you most likely to lie on your taxes? - Text Data for Other
04/26/2014 5641301 I wouldn't
04/20/2014 5589940 NONE
04/20/2014 5587927 no
04/19/2014 5586826 would not lie
04/19/2014 5586350 don't
04/19/2014 5586084 not going to happen
04/19/2014 5585875 Would not lie at all, my God said to not lie.
04/19/2014 5585662 I wouldn't lie
04/19/2014 5585550 None
04/19/2014 5585386 I don't
Do you prepare your taxes electronically or on paper?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  Electronically 94 77.69%
  By paper 27 22.31%
Total 121 100 %
How do you plan on paying if you owe taxes?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  Take it out of savings 51 41.46%
  Pay it with my credit card 16 13.01%
  Borrow the money from family / friends 2 1.63%
  Work overtime 9 7.32%
  Set up installment plans with the IRS 8 6.5%
  Refuse 8 6.5%
  Don't know 18 14.63%
  Other 11 8.94%
Total 123 100 %
How do you plan on paying if you owe taxes? - Text Data for Other
04/19/2014 5586582 na
04/19/2014 5586350 don't
04/19/2014 5586084 N/A
04/19/2014 5585996 don't pay taxes
04/19/2014 5585875 Don't owe any taxes
04/19/2014 5585386 don't owe
04/19/2014 5585344 n/a
04/18/2014 5584162 don't owe
04/18/2014 5584086 don't owe anything, getting a refund
04/18/2014 5583914 Didn't owe
What is your gender?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  Male 64 52.03%
  Female 59 47.97%
Total 123 100 %
What is your age?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  Younger than 18 0 0%
  18 - 24 7 5.74%
  25 - 34 36 29.51%
  35 - 44 23 18.85%
  45 - 54 26 21.31%
  55 - 64 21 17.21%
  65 or older 9 7.38%
  Prefer not to answer 0 0%
Total 122 100 %