An IRS survey finds that nearly nine in 10 Americans think it is “not at all” acceptable to cheat on your taxes.
The annual survey released Monday by the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board found that only 9 percent of respondents thought it was ever OK to cheat on their taxes. Eighty-nine percent said it was never OK.
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Although the survey was conducted in late August, its release comes as Tom Daschle, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be Health and Human Services secretary, has acknowledged failing to pay more than $120,000 in taxes. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner had similar problems on a smaller scale.
Tom Daschle dropped his bid to become HHS Secretary this week after it was discovered he failed to pay $120,000 in taxes.
Unfortunately for Daschle, the Obama Team already had their quota of tax cheats in cabinet level positions after Geithner was confirmed the previous week.