Hispanics are less likely than non-Hispanics to say that they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service for 2005 (14 percent versus 22 percent) and they are more likely than non-Hispanics to report having received a refund for 2004 (73 percent versus 62 percent), according to poll results released by Hispanic market research firm Encuesta Inc.

The survey attempted to compare the views and experiences of more than 600 Hispanics and non-Hispanics on a variety of tax topics. A similar percentage of respondents from both groups said that they had already filed, or planned to file, a 2005 tax return.

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