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Taxpayers hate cheating, but are less likely to think it’s their responsibility to report it, and while they trust the IRS as a source of information (just a little bit more than they trust paid tax preparers, as a matter of fact), they think that it’s doing a worse job than before when it comes to balancing enforcement and taxpayer service.

That’s all according to the Internal Revenue Service’s recently released its 2017 Comprehensive Taxpayer Attitude Survey, which was conducted in August and early September of 2017, and reached just over a thousand taxpayers by landline and cell phone.


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