Surprising Tax Day Statistics

March 26, 2013 | By | Comments (0)

Think tax day is stressful? You’re not alone. Check out these surprising tax statistics, and tell us in the comments what you find most anxiety producing about tax day.

Surprising Tax Statistics



- 4 in 10: The number of people who think that cutting their own hair is less risky than filing their own taxes.

– 1/2: The proportion of tax filers who are most worried about missing deductions and credits.

– 2: The rank of tax day (April 15th) in a poll of the most stressful days of the year.

– 6 percent: The increase in fatal car crashes on tax-deadline day. Researchers say that the jump could be attributed to tax-related stress, which may cause more driving errors.

Get more tax advice in our Tax Season 101 guide and get 3 tips for calming your tax anxiety.


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