Most people would never cheat on their taxes – a whopping 76% – according to a study by global ad agency DDB.
Then there’s 18% who said they might cheat on their taxes, and the 6% who said they definitely would cheat, according to DDB’s Life Styles Study. DDB has been conducting its Life Style Study every year since 1975.
Here’s a little tip for the IRS auditors: Of those who would definitely cheat: 59% are male; 79% are between the ages of 18 and 54; 60% are white; 52% are married. (Yikes! I seem to fit the profile, but count me among the 76%.)
Some of the folks who say they would never cheat have apparently learned their lesson. Of them, 3% of report that they actually have cheated in the past.
Others never seem to learn. Of those who say they might cheat, 25% say they actually have. And of those who say they definitely would cheat, 20% say they have.
Would you cheat on your taxes? And if you would, would you admit it in a survey? That’s not the mark of a very good cheat, now, is it?