A majority of taxpayers are concerned about the security and privacy of their personal and financial information when filing their state and federal tax returns online, according to a new survey.
The survey of 1,006 U.S. adults, commissioned by tax software developer Taxsoftware.com and conducted by the research firm
In addition, 52% of the respondents said they were concerned about filing their taxes through a laptop computer, up from 44% last year. Taxsoftware.com also found that 41% of the respondents said they were concerned about using iPads to file their taxes, up from 31% last year. ?However, while concerns have gone up from 2011 to 2012, there has been an overall decrease in concern since 1997.
“When our survey was first conducted in 1997, a whopping 83% of Americans had worries about Internet-based tax filing,” said Taxsoftware.com spokesperson
–Michael Cohn writes for Accounting Today
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