The large percentage of Americans who use software or pay someone to do their taxes

Here is a statistic that gives us some idea about how difficult the American public thinks filling out their yearly taxes is:

More than 80% of individuals hire someone or buy software to help file their taxes, though only 64% of filers owe them, according to the Tax Foundation. So millions of filers pay for help to learn that their tax liability is zero.

I recently finished doing these by hand and while it wasn’t terrible, it was time consuming. While the article suggests both individuals and companies spend a lot of time and pay a lot in order to have their taxes done, it sounds like the tax preparers and software companies have plenty of business…

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