US Poll: Less than half of Americans think their taxes are too high

11:25  16 april  2018
11:25  16 april  2018 Source:   The Hill

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As the Washington Free Beacon reported earlier this week, more than half of all Americans think their tax bill is too high : More than half of Americans —57 percent—believe they pay too much in income taxes , according to a poll from Gallup.

The percentage of Americans who think their taxes are too high is 46 percent, the lowest rate in the past decade. Low-income Americans , probably because of tough economic times, are the most dissatisfied with their rates—significantly more than they were in 2009.

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Less than half of Americans think their federal income taxes are too high, according to a new Gallup poll, with Republicans more positive about their taxes since President Trump took office.

Forty-five percent of those surveyed said their taxes are too high, the lowest level since 2012, while 48 percent said their taxes are about right. Last year, Gallup found that 51 percent said their taxes were too high.

The change in sentiment about taxes is driven by shifting opinions among Republicans. Forty-five percent of Republicans said their taxes are too high in the new survey, compared to 62 percent who said so last year and 72 percent who said so in 2016. The percentage of independents and Democrats who think their taxes are too high did not differ significantly from last year.

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A new Gallup poll shows that less than half of the country believes they are paying too much in taxes , matching its lowest level in well over a decade. 46 percent of respondents complained that their taxes were too high , down from 50 percent a year ago, while 47 percent said their taxes were about

With Tax Day just one day away, more than half of Americans say their federal income taxes are too high , according to a new Gallup Poll — and more Most of the families earning less money, though, consider their taxes fair. The slight increase of Americans who think their taxes are too high may

The survey results come after President Trump signed a new tax-cut bill into law in December. The tax returns Americans file this year will be the last returns they file under the old tax code.

In January, the IRS released guidance to update tax withholding tables to reflect the new tax law, which was expected to result in most wage earners receiving an increase in their after-tax income. The IRS instructed employers to start using the new tables by Feb. 15.

Gallup's poll found no change in the level of support for the new tax law since they last asked about the measure during the period from Feb. 26 to March 4. In both surveys, 39 percent of Americans said they approve of the law.

The majority of Americans, 56 percent, said they are unsure if the new law has caused their federal taxes to increase or decrease. Nine percent said the law has caused their taxes to go up, 18 percent said it has caused their taxes to go down and 17 percent said it has caused their taxes to stay about the same.

"With a majority of all Americans viewing the new tax law unfavorably, the lack of their awareness about whether their own taxes have decreased under the new law may be a good thing for the president," Gallup's Lydia Saad wrote in an analysis of the poll. "It means there is still an opportunity for Trump and his party to benefit should taxpayers ultimately determine their tax bill has gone down."

Gallup surveyed 1,015 adults by telephone from April 2 to April 11. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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