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Most Americans Say it's Best to be Honest While Doing Taxes

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It's tax season and many Americans might be hoping for a refund when they file. While finding out you owe money may not be ideal, the majority of Americans believe this is no excuse to try and skip out on your bill.

According to a new survey a vast majority of Americans said cheating on taxes is unacceptable. However, there are those out there who think it's perfectly fine to under-report income, claim bogus deductions and inflate credits.

This is all according to an IRS oversight board poll of one thousand people.

Those who participated in the survey were asked how acceptable it is to cheat on taxes - if at all.

Only 12 percent of those surveyed answered "a little here and there" or "as much as possible," meaning that the majority favored the more honest route.

If you're among the 12 percent, be ready to cough up a big fine if you're caught and know that, depending on the case, you could even face prison time.


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