Tax Season Survey: Most Not Stressed About Tax Returns

The deadline to submit annual tax returns is just a few days away, and many Americans are still scrambling to submit them in time. How many Americans ever wait until the last minute, and does this season cause any unwanted stress or anxiety?

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Tax Returns

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 55% of respondents said that they have already submitted their tax returns for this year. Of those respondents, 57% completed their returns themselves and 43% paid a person or company to have them completed.

16% of respondents completed their returns right away and submitted them in January. 37% sent them in during February. 31% completed their forms in March. And 17% submitted their tax returns in early April.

Last Minute

21% of overall respondents said they have not submitted their tax return for this year yet. And another 24% said they don’t have one to submit this year. Even though most respondents didn’t wait until the last minute this year, many have done so in the past. 29% of respondents who have already submitted their returns this year said that they have waited until the week before the deadline to submit returns in the past.

Tax Stress

Just 11% of respondents said that tax season causes them a lot of unwanted stress. 23% said they are somewhat stressed by tax season. 39% said they don’t really feel stress about their taxes. And 27% said they feel no stress or anxiety due to tax season whatsoever.

The widget below shows the results of the survey in full. Be sure to click “open full report” for full details.

Photo Credit: Income Tax Return from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on April 12 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.