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Majority Of Americans Against Cheating On Taxes

Majority Of Americans Against Cheating On 2013 Taxes

Each year as tax time rolls around we are forced to take a hard look at our financial records and situations.  Some of us are happy at this time of year as we know we will be receiving a refund from the Internal Revenue Service.  Others are not as happy as they know they will owe the IRS money.  With the IRS only auditing a mere one percent of all individual tax returns each year, it can be tempting to cheat on your taxes in an effort to not owe as much money to the federal government or to receive more money back.

Cheating On 2013 Taxes

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If your own ethics and morals do not stop you from cheating on your tax return, perhaps a little peer pressure will.  A recent random telephone poll conducted by the IRS Oversight board shows that 87 percent of American adults feel that is it never okay to cheat on your taxes.  Most respondents felt that personal integrity was their number one reason for being honest and not cheating on their taxes.  Only 11 percent of respondents felt it was okay to cheat a little bit or sometimes on 2013 taxes.  As the same tax laws apply to all Americans, most Americans feel we all need to play by the rules.

Even if you intentionally choose not to cheat on your 2013 taxes, sometimes errors and omissions do occur.  Sometimes the unintentional errors and omissions benefit you, and sometimes they benefit the IRS.  Using a tax program, such as TurboTax, on your 2013 taxes can maximize the accuracy of your tax return.  Computer tax programs that you can use in the convenience of your own home and on your own time schedule are less expensive and more convenient than hiring an accountant to do your taxes.  Computer tax programs like TurboTax walk you through everything you need to know and consider when doing your 2013 taxes.  Using TurboTax can potentially even help increase the amount of your tax refund.  Increasing the accuracy of your tax return can also reduce the chances that you will be audited.

Free Taxcaster App By TurboTax

Free Taxcaster App By TurboTax

Free Taxcaster App By TurboTax

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For Android devices,Taxcaster by Turbotax:

You can get a free Taxcaster app by Intuit Turbotax for your Android tablet or phone with the recently released product from Intuit.

Here’s how you can download your free app to your Android phone, etc.

1. First go to the Google Play page to get your free Taxcaster app from TurboTax after a quick search for the application’s name.

2. Then push the Install button. And then open after the application is installed on your phone.

This is a description of TurboTax 2013 Taxcaster can do for you:

You can use this free app to get an estimate on your phone for your 2012 Federal tax refund (for the 2013 calendar year) no matter where you are in the United States.

It could not be easier to estimate where you stand before you begin your tax return. You simply enter in your information and watch your refund start to add up. This free app uses the same tax calculator used by the TurboTax online and downloadable versions.

Know what your taxes are before you start to file.

You can get an estimate to figure out what your taxes will be before you have to file that tax return, adjust your with-holdings so you have higher take-home pay, or plan so that you are paying less for taxes. This would also be a great way to know if you should file quickly to get a refund or hold-off until the end of the season in case you owe money.