The Cities and States With the Biggest Tax Procrastinators #infographic

The Cities and States With the Biggest Tax Procrastinators #infographic

When this year's tax day draws nearer, many people loathe filing their taxes. Most Americans would delay paying their taxes until the very last minutes, even with the tax filing deadline extended.

A recent IPX 1031 research has looked at the issue of tax procrastinators. They analyzed the largest tax procrastinators, both at the state and city level, in the report. They also analyzed when Americans were filing their taxes in 2019 by analyzing IRS data explicitly to see the most common tax filing weeks. A survey of 1,000 Americas about Tax Day also supplemented this results. In the survey, respondents were asked to decide when it was Tax Day, to inquire about the amount of tax refund planned and how people intended to use their check for refund. Let's dig at the study's big takeaways from IPX 1031.

State's Biggest Tax Procrastinators

Using Google search patterns data from the 2019 tax filing season, IPX 1031 was able to see which states were most searching specific tax-related issues and keywords. The full list of the biggest tax procrastinators by state is listed below. Searches were performed on a per capita basis for every 100,000 residents about the tax filing deadline.

California (443)
Nevada (413)
 Texas (392)
 Colorado (385)
 Oregon (375)
 Washington (366)
 Hawaii (361)
 Georgia (355)
 Arizona (336)
 Maryland (333)
Florida (323)
Massachusetts (320)
 New York (319)
 Virginia (310)
North Carolina (306)
 Arkansas (302)
 Illinois (291)
 Utah (283)
 New Mexico (276)
New Jersey (274)
Delaware (270)
 Rhode Island (270)
Connecticut (265)
South Carolina (263)
Alabama (263)
 Minnesota (261)
Oklahoma (251)
 Vermont (249)
 New Hampshire (240)
Idaho (233)
Montana (231)
Kansas (228)
 Maine (226)
 Ohio (223)
Arizona (221)
North Dakota (221)
 Indiana (220)
Wyoming (218)
 Pennsylvania (213)
 Wisconsin (212)
 Michigan (2)
 Nebraska (206)
Missississippi (204)
 West Virginia (189)
And Iowa (175)
Süddakota (175)

Biggest Tax Procrastinators by City

The second section of the study was similar to the one above but then looked at the 30 biggest cities in the U.S. to see which big city has the most tax-filing procrastinators.

Las Vegas (1,108)
 Denver (1,058)
 San Francisco (911)
Washington D.C., Seattle (988)
(901) Portland (863)
 Austin (846)
Baltimore (763)
Dallas (752)
Houston (726)
Boston (698)
Nashville (684)
Los Angeles (679)
 San Jose (661)
Charlotte (618)
Chicago (593)
Fort Worth (516)
Oklahoma City (485)
 Philadelphia (449)
Louisville (448)
New York City (446)
Phoenix (440)
El Paso (428)
Jacksonville (419)
Memphis (418)
Indianapolis (410)
Indianapolis (413)
 Detroit (410)
San Antonio, (403)
Columbus (410)

When Americans Pay Their Most Taxes

The next section of the study looked at the most famous weeks you can pay. This data was specifically collected from IRS. This might not be shocking but the most famous week without an extension to file your taxes is the very last week before Tax Day. A little more surprising is the second-most famous week. In fact, the first week of tax filing season is the second most popular week for filing your taxes. The amount of tax returns filed gradually decline after the first week until around the week of March 15th after which there is a gradual rise in the amount of tax returns filed peaking the week of May 15th.

When is Fiscal Day?

The next part of the IPX 1031 study surveyed more than 1,000 Americans to learn more about their tax-filing habits. Shockingly enough, 23 per cent of all respondents surveyed were unable to recognize May 15th as America's tax day.

The survey also asked about the estimated amount of tax refunds that Americans expect this year to receive. The generational breakdown of the estimated amount for tax refunds is described below:

Gen Z — $1,338
 Millennials — $2,476
Gen X — $1,433
Baby Boomers — $946
Average of all responses — $1,982
 How Americans expect to use their reimbursement Mentioned below is a rundown of how Americans intended to use their tax reimbursement this year:
paying off debt — 39%
Saving it — 31%
Spending it — 14%
Planning a trip — 8%
Make a big buy for life-4%.
 Other -4%

The survey even questioned about owing IRS money and requesting a tax extension. Just 30 percent of respondents surveyed said they were concerned this year about owing money to the IRS. With that, just 24 percent of respondents surveyed said they had applied for a tax extension. 29 per cent of the respondents said they turned to a tax professional because it was too complicated for them to file online.

The complete findings from the report on the biggest tax procrastinators in America can be seen in the graphics below. The research methodology was a mixture of data from Google's search patterns, data directly from the IRS, and a survey of over 1,000 Americans conducted in February this year. The analysis also features two interactive maps where you can see the number of searches for each analyzed state and area.

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