TribLIVE

| Business

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

In survey, most say cheating on taxes unacceptable

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

AAPL $441.40 +$3.17

at close on THURSDAY

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Friday, March 1, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Economic times are tough, but more Americans — nearly 9 in 10 — say it is “not at all acceptable” for people to cheat on their income taxes, according to a 2012 survey by the Internal Revenue Service.

The 87 percent figure was up 3 percent from the 2011 Taxpayer Attitude Survey.

Just 11 percent of respondents said it was acceptable to cheat on their income taxes, either “a little here and there” or “as much as possible.”

The figure was down from 14 percent in 2011.

Personal integrity was the main reason for not cheating, cited by 95 percent of the survey's 1,500 respondents, an increase of 8 percent from 2007.

But fear of an audit also scored high, with 63 percent saying that was a reason for filling out their tax forms honestly. That figure was up 9 percentage points from 2007.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. GNC to convert more stores to franchises as sales, profits slip
  2. Kennametal expects to consolidate plants as it shrinks manufacturing
  3. Range Resources cuts workforce 11%
  4. Post-Gazette offers voluntary buyouts in bid to avoid layoffs
  5. Muni bond funds stressed
  6. U.S. Steel CEO expects rebound
  7. United Airlines hack coincided with incursion into government employee data
  8. PPG puts brand 1st in strategy to reach commercial paint market
  9. Voice-assisted technology raises privacy concerns
  10. Travelers find direct Web route to Priory’s spirited past in North Side
  11. Gold continues to fall further out of favor with investors