Saturday, March 10, 2007

Americans don't know jack about taxes

Here's some tax trivia for you: What is this year's deadline for filing your taxes?

If you answered April 15, don't feel bad. In fact, over three quarters of 1,000 people polled in a recent survey failed to answer correctly.

Since Tax Day deadline falls on a Sunday this year and because that Monday is a legal holiday in the District of Columbia, this year's tax deadline is April 17.

Granted keeping Tax Day straight is one thing, but other results from the survey, conducted by H&R Block, suggest a much bigger problem: Americans are pretty clueless when it comes to their taxes.

"The need to educate and inform our taxpayers about key issues is greater than ever," said H&R Block tax professional Jackie Perlman.