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Polling & Research

US Tax System – September 2021

Published on July 21, 2023

Center Forward conducted a national survey on perceptions of the IRS, the challenges people face in tax preparation, and openness to new laws that would change the way they file their taxes.

  • We surveyed n=1000 national registered voters nationwide online, 95% confidence interval +/- 3.1%.
  • Voters expressed satisfaction with the IRS’s core job functions (distributing COVID payments, processing tax returns and getting tax refunds out quickly).
  • We found that voters are skeptical of having the federal government both be the tax collector and tax return preparer.