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Tax Day

Americans think Tax Day comes too soon and costs too much

If you're among the many Americans scrambling to get your taxes filed on time, you're not alone (and your wish is slightly granted this year, as Tax Day is actually on April 18). Per IRS data, about one in seven filers waits until the last week to do their taxes — and that may actually be an undercounting.


In addition to wanting more time to file, most Americans would also like to be paying less. Nearly six in 10 say they have to give the government too much money, a 15-year high for that view according to annual Gallup poll results.

Only 3 percent would like to pay more taxes than they do now, a project in which I would be very happy to help them via my own tax bill if they would kindly contact me as soon as possible.