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IPX 1031 recently surveyed 1,000 Americans to learn more about their tax filing habits. They also analyzed Google search data from all 50 states and the 30 largest American cities during last year’s tax season to determine which cities and state have the biggest tax procrastinators.
Phrases and questions analyzed were related to filing taxes including: “can I file taxes late?”, “I need a tax extension” and “last day to file taxes” as well as 50 other variations of common tax filing keywords and phrases.
Here’s what they found:
- The states with the biggest tax procrastinators include (1. California 2. Nevada 3. Texas 4. Colorado 5. Oregon 6. Washington 7. Hawaii 8. Georgia 9. Arizona 10. Maryland).
- Nearly a quarter of surveyed respondents didn’t know that Tax Day is April 15!
- In 2019, the IRS received the largest amount of tax returns during the week of Tax Day, (17,806,000 tax returns). The second most popular week to file taxes was the first week of tax season (16,035,000 tax returns).
- This year Americans expect to receive an average tax refund of $1,982. The top ways Americans plan to use their refund include paying off debt (39%), saving (31%), investing (14%), vacation (8%), major purchases (4%) other (4%).
Take a look at the full report in this interactive infographic.