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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Most Think Their Own Income Taxes Are Fair

Lydia Saad and Justin McCarthy at Gallup:
Americans' views about their taxes are unchanged compared with a year ago, with 59% saying the amount they pay in income taxes is fair.

In a separate question, 48% say the amount they pay in federal income tax is "about right," while 46% say it's too high.

These results are based on Gallup's annual Economy and Personal Finance survey, conducted April 1-14. This survey was fielded about two weeks after the federal government announced it was delaying the April 15 tax-filing deadline to July 15 to give individuals and businesses more time to file, given the disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Additionally, the survey was conducted after Congress passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package -- which included direct payments of $1,200 or more to most Americans -- but before most people received that money.