Taxpayers dissatisfied with tax reform law

Fewer than four out of 10 taxpayers are happy with President Trump’s recent tax reform law, according to a new survey.

The survey, by the consumer finance site WalletHub, found that 69 percent of people said the tax reforms are better for corporations than consumers, while 67 percent indicated the reforms benefit the rich more than the middle class.

The poll also found 90 percent of the respondents believe the government currently does not spend their tax dollars wisely.

 President Trump speaks during a tax bill passage event with Republican congressional leaders.
President Donald Trump speaks during a tax bill passage event with Republican congressional members of the House and Senate.

The survey also asked about Tax Day and the IRS. It found 30 percent of the respondents said making a math mistake is their biggest Tax Day fear, edging out not having enough money (29 percent) at the top of the list.

To get a “tax-free future,” 37 percent of the survey respondents said they would move to a different country. 24 percent would get an “IRS” tattoo, 22 percent would switch political parties, and 15 percent of them would take a vow of celibacy.

Asked about their attitudes toward the Internal Revenue Service, 29 percent of the poll respondents said they like their in-laws more than the IRS, 13 percent prefer cold showers, and 9 percent favor a traffic jam.

WalletHub also ranked the states with the lowest and highest tax rates:

States with Lowest Tax Rates

1 Alaska

2 Delaware

3 Montana

4 Nevada

5 Wyoming

6 Tennessee

7 Idaho

8 California

9 Florida

10 South Carolina

States with Highest Tax Rates

42 Michigan

43 New Jersey

44 Iowa

45 Ohio

46 Wisconsin

47 Rhode Island

48 New York

49 Nebraska

50 Connecticut

51 Illinois

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