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How Often Do You Think People Cheat on Their Taxes?

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As the old adage goes, "nothing is certain but death and taxes." And we hate to bring up bad news, but the latter part of that certainty is almost upon us. April 15 is known for nothing more than "tax day." It's the day we're all supposed to get our paperwork together, submit our documents, and only hope for a substantial amount of cash back in return. And it's around the corner.

But hey, there has to be a bright side to doing your taxes, right? Are you looking forward to a big refund? Or maybe you just like knowing that you're performing your patriotic duties as a U.S. citizen. Whatever the case, we'd love to know more about your opinion on taxes. Take our six-question Tax Survey. Hey, it's better than filling out those documents, right?

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  • TKramar 2012/04/07 20:05:10
    Occasionally, but not often
    TKramar
    Well...I do others' taxes. It seems that the majority of people are honest about what they paid in, and what they earned and everything. Less than 10% seem shady about it. That's of the people who come to ME to have them done. Those who do their own, and don't seek a professional? Probably more common than what I personally see.
  • Joey 2012/04/07 18:33:21
    Occasionally, but not often
    Joey
    I think most times when people "cheat" on there taxes they just miss up the math. It is kind of complex so it is not hard to do .
  • I Wish I Were A Skywalker..... 2012/04/07 16:46:15
    Occasionally, but not often
    I Wish I Were A Skywalker... ~ In Television I Trust
    I always found it odd that people would cheat on taxes. Where I live we have clean and safe streets, efficient public transport and great hospitals. All because of taxes. There is this one guy that cheated on his taxes but he's basically been ostracized.

    But I guess in larger countries it's different.
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/04/07 14:35:30 (edited)
  • Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA 2012/04/07 13:20:59
    Very Often
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    Just look at the Example Obumbles Cabinet set!!!!
  • Sue MacDonald Kyak 2012/04/07 05:34:43
    Occasionally, but not often
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    I would be way too scared to cheat, not worth it!
  • Chieki 2012/04/07 03:20:30
    Occasionally, but not often
    Chieki
    I chose very often...

    Aren't they called tax shelters?

    tax shelters

    tax shelters

    tax shelters
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/04/07 01:56:54
    Hardly ever
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    It happens in the White House group mind than in reality.
  • Kigan 2012/04/07 01:21:10
    Very Often
    Kigan
    Especially now. People need every penny they can get.
  • WILLIE BRIGHT 2012/04/06 23:59:37
    Very Often
    WILLIE  BRIGHT
    All The Time
  • wulfsong 2012/04/06 19:01:02
    Hardly ever
    wulfsong
    +1
    Intentionally cheat? Probably not very often. As someone else said, there are enough loopholes that people don't need to cheat. They just need to work the system. There are probably more people who unintentionally cheat just by screwing up their own taxe returns. And probably even more that get cheated by the IRS (don't get their full refund), also by screwing up their own tax returns.
  • kmay 2012/04/06 12:23:18
    Hardly ever
    kmay
    +1
    Smart people simply use the loopholes provided by the IRS. Not cheating.
  • stevegt... kmay 2012/04/07 14:37:31
  • kmay stevegt... 2012/04/07 14:50:18
    kmay
    Amen!
  • santa6642 2012/04/06 12:15:28
    Very Often
    santa6642
    +1
    they have n o choice with the greed that is out there to support those that are unwilling to work and stand in line for hand outs from those that work.
  • Hermes santa6642 2012/04/06 14:58:08
    Hermes
    +1
    What on earth does anything you just said have to do with the question or a rational discussion of it?

    Oh, that's right, nothing.
  • LoveMyBros! 2012/04/06 06:30:15
    Occasionally, but not often
    LoveMyBros!
    +1
    Whatever saves money...
  • Sterling 2012/04/06 03:33:16
    Occasionally, but not often
    Sterling
    +1
    Actual cheating I feel like would be rare but I don't know. This is why if we had a low consumption tax we could lower taxes which would benefit people who HAVE been paying taxes, and also get rid of subsidies and charitable donations and any kinds of write-offs. Enact the Fair tax please.
  • Honeybuns 2012/04/06 03:05:26
    Very Often
    Honeybuns
    +1
    Even though im just a teenager. I have heard adults cheating on their taxes. By like claiming a kid that is not theres.Oe saying someone lives with them .That does not . So i would say people cheat on their taxes often or probally every time it comes.
  • Rob 2012/04/06 02:34:06
    Very Often
    Rob
    +2
    But 99% of those who cheat are rich or criminals. What's the difference?
  • Allie 2012/04/05 23:49:20
    Very Often
    Allie
    +1
    lol duh
  • Seeker of Truth - War Wizard 2012/04/05 22:59:46
    Occasionally, but not often
    Seeker of Truth - War Wizard
    +1
    Since most people would be scared of getting caught, I think the majority try to err on the side of caution. Personally, I claim only deductions that I'm certain are legitimate.
  • I'm A TeenageDirtbag 2012/04/05 20:25:39 (edited)
    Occasionally, but not often
    I'm A TeenageDirtbag
    +1
    Hold up let me ask my parents!!
  • El Prez 2012/04/03 00:20:34
    Very Often
    El Prez
    +1
    the tax laws are complex and have many "loop holes" People want to take advantage of them. Sometimes they cheat to get the asdvantage of taking those "credits" etc.
  • yesh7ualord 2012/04/02 17:45:53
    Hardly ever
    yesh7ualord
    +1
    The taxation system in this country is criminal .. it was originally supposed to serve as a reserve for the U.S. Treasury but has gone to being used for countless things ... not totally agreed to by the tax payer .. They steal you blind all year and you end up having to pay @ the end of the year. Of course the lower classes are the ones who are most affected by this system.
  • P. Sturm 2012/04/02 06:18:24
    Hardly ever
    P. Sturm
    +3
    Common people hardly ever do it. The IRS statistics show that most tax evasion is committed by 85% to 90% of the members certain groups, of the top 1% of income earners.
  • Rob P. Sturm 2012/04/06 02:35:48
    Rob
    +1
    So very, very true.
  • clasact 2012/04/01 12:32:45
    Very Often
    clasact
    +1
    every one tries to get back what ever they can
  • DanC 2012/04/01 12:18:37
    Hardly ever
    DanC
    +1
    Most ordinary people simply don't have many opportunities to cheat on their taxes.
  • Lobster Man 2012/04/01 11:28:19
    Never!
    Lobster Man
  • peggy 2012/04/01 08:52:02
    Occasionally, but not often
    peggy
    +1
    We have ours done ....im sure theres an slip up now and then
  • Vinny 2012/04/01 01:34:26
    Very Often
    Vinny
    +1
    people do it all the time!
  • Mary 2012/03/31 23:04:32
    Very Often
    Mary
    +1
    How often do they file? lol.
  • crewzer1 2012/03/31 21:56:29
    Very Often
    crewzer1
    +1
    Even the smallest infraction is still cheating. Even a J walking violation is a crime and labels one a true criminal- even if the most Honorable do it.
  • smitty crewzer1 2012/04/05 19:36:45
    smitty
    +2
    an infraction is not cheating. A mistake is not cheating.
  • crewzer1 smitty 2012/04/06 11:15:51
    crewzer1
    +1
    If you consciously break the law even a so called infraction is still a crime and labels you a criminal...
  • smitty crewzer1 2012/04/06 13:25:16
    smitty
    +2
    No. There are misdemeanors and crimes and other labels.
  • crewzer1 smitty 2012/04/07 04:11:56
    crewzer1
    No Offence- But A Midemeanor is a Crime. You are challenging semantic's. J-walking Is a Crime in Most States, Speeding In A Car is A Crime. Too Commit a Crime and be convicted, labels you a criminal. No Matter what the severity of the crime, it is still a Crime. You will not convince me of anything different.
  • smitty crewzer1 2012/04/07 13:38:21
    smitty
    +1
    "You are challenging semantic's." I am not the one doing this.

    I don't need to convince you. Jaywalking is not a crime. It is a violation or stretching a misdemeanor. That is just the way it is. I didn't make the laws.
  • crewzer1 smitty 2012/04/07 14:00:39
    crewzer1
    +1
    I am really not interested in playing ping pong with ya. I mean we are all entilted to our own opinion.

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