Poll: 87 percent of Americans think it’s wrong to cheat on your taxes
With tax season in full swing, a newly released poll says an overwhelming majority of adults don’t believe it is ever OK to cheat on their income taxes, with most citing personal integrity as a reason to be truthful.
When asked how much, if any, is an acceptable amount to cheat on your income taxes, 87 percent of respondents said, “not at all.” Only 11 percent said, “a little here and there” or “as much as possible.”
Ninety-five percent said personal integrity influences them to honestly report their taxes, while 63 percent said fear of an audit did. Only 41 percent said they are honest because they believe their neighbors are, too. …
“Personal integrity is at the core of our self-assessment tax system,” Cherecwich said. “The overwhelming majority of American taxpayers play by the rules and expect everyone else to do the same.”