Briefs: Tax filing online better than an MP3?

March 21, 2006

Americans would rather give up their MP3 players than forfeit the ability to file taxes online, an AT&T survey found.

The telecommunications giant said that 68 percent of respondents said they would rather give up their digital music player before the ability to file taxes on high-speed Internet connection.

Meanwhile, 82 percent of those polled said that speed was the greatest asset of filing taxes online rather than filling out a paper form. Some 36 percent of those surveyed said that they liked being able to get their refunds sooner, as is the case when filing online.

The survey was sponsored by AT&T to highlight how broadband Internet access has an impact on filing tax returns. The findings are based on a national online survey of 1,018 adults older than 18 conducted from Feb. 28 to March 5.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Minnesota submits low-budget bid for Amazon

Related Stories

Minnesota submits low-budget bid for Amazon

October 18, 2017

Minnesota filed its bid for Amazon's second headquarters on Wednesday, hoping to get a great deal on a mammoth development plum by offering a package of financial incentives likely far smaller than other states.

Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdown

August 18, 2017

An Australian court on Friday ordered internet providers to block more than 40 piracy websites after a successful case by leading film distributors, in a major ruling on online content sharing.

Doctors exploring how to prescribe income security

August 18, 2017

Physicians at St. Michael's Hospital are studying how full-time income support workers hired by health-care clinics can help vulnerable patients or those living in poverty improve their finances and their health.

Get Started: FBI warns of spreading W-2 email theft scheme

August 21, 2017

The IRS is warning businesses about a sharp increase in email phishing scams involving employees' W-2 forms—scams that can put staffers' Social Security numbers and other critical information in the hands of thieves.

Recommended for you

Metacognition training boosts gen chem exam scores

October 20, 2017

It's a lesson in scholastic humility: You waltz into an exam, confident that you've got a good enough grip on the class material to swing an 80 percent or so, maybe a 90 if some of the questions go your way.

Two teams independently test Tomonaga–Luttinger theory

October 20, 2017

(Phys.org)—Two teams of researchers working independently of one another have found ways to test aspects of the Tomonaga–Luttinger theory that describes interacting quantum particles in 1-D ensembles in a Tomonaga–Luttinger ...

Dawn mission extended at Ceres

October 20, 2017

NASA has authorized a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before ...

Close up view of growing polymer chain show jump steps

October 20, 2017

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Cornell University has devised a means for watching as a polymer chain grows after application of a catalyst. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team explains how they ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.