BETHESDA, Md. (PRWEB) April 07, 2015
By a margin of almost 7-to-1, Americans say they are more likely this year to use technology rather than paper and the U.S. mail to complete and file their state and federal tax returns. According to a new survey commissioned by Taxsoftware.com, 48% of taxpayers said they are most likely to use a desktop computer, 7% a tablet and 5% a smartphone. Only 9% said they would file their taxes using paper and send the forms in by mail.
“More than ever before, Americans like technology over paper when filing their taxes,” said Taxsoftware.com spokesperson Mickey Macedo. “The ratio of taxpayers who favor technology over paper rose dramatically from almost 4-to-1 last year to almost 7-to-1 this year. In every technology category we track, the numbers tell the tale. Those who prefer desktop computers rose by 37%, tablet use more than tripled, and those who favor smartphones almost doubled.”
The survey was commissioned by Taxsoftware.com, which launched the first iPad app for federal tax returns in 2011.
The survey was conducted March 1-5, 2015 by Google Surveys and has a margin of error of three percent. The survey consisted of a national sample of 2,853 adults 18 years of age or older from an online panel. The sample's composition reflects that of the U.S. adult population according to U.S. Census data.
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