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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:41 PM

Poll: Most donít believe in being a tax cheat

Source: Washington Post

With tax season in full swing, a newly released poll says an overwhelming majority of adults donít believe it is ever okay to cheat on their income taxes, with most citing personal integrity as a reason to be truthful.

When asked how much, if any, is an acceptable amount to cheat on your income taxes, 87 percent of respondents said ďnot at all.Ē Only 11 percent said ďa little here and thereĒ or ďas much as possible.Ē

Ninety-five percent said personal integrity influences them to honestly report their taxes, while 63 percent said fear of an audit did. Only 41 percent said they are honest because they believe their neighbors are, too.

The telephone poll of 1,500 randomly chosen adults was sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board, which released the findings Tuesday. The findings are in line with previous surveys done by the board.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-most-dont-believe-in-being-a-tax-cheat/2013/02/26/29d1b34e-8062-11e2-a350-49866afab584_story.html

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alp227 Feb 2013 OP
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 #1
PoliticAverse Feb 2013 #2
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 #4
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 #3
hughee99 Feb 2013 #5

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:17 PM

4. I just took a politcal methodology course last semester and could not pull that one back to memory,

but it's exactly what I was looking for. So I endorse this reply.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:15 PM

3. Even if people did want to cheat on their taxes, there is no way in hell that

people would say they would to a pollster from the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board. I'm thinking you have a bit of a skewed result here.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:24 PM

5. Exactly, "People willing to lie to IRS, but not to pollster"...

You're not going to see that headline anytime soon.

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