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Poll: Majority of Americans do not know how to do their taxes

Poll: Majority of Americans do not know how to do their taxes

The majority of Americans do not know how to file their taxes, according to a poll released Thursday.

Approximately two-thirds of American voters said the federal income tax system is too complicated today and opt to have someone else prepare and file their taxes, a Quinnipiac survey found.

There was only a slight gender difference between men and women who file their own taxes. Thirty-six percent of men do it themselves, and 31 percent of women tackle the filing task independently.

While “almost everyone gripes” about paying taxes, the majority of American voters, 57 percent, declared that they felt they paid their fair share of taxes, Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said.

President Obama announced yesterday in his fiscal year 2014 budget proposal in the Rose Garden of the White House, that he wants to add $1 trillion worth of new taxes over the next 10 years.

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