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Poll: Laundry More Popular Than Taxes

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Mar 29, 2016

Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=331415A recent survey from personal finance website WalletHub has found that there’s a wide variety of unpleasant things that, as bad as they may be, people still prefer over filing and paying taxes.

Things that people would rather do than prepare their taxes include: doing laundry (77 percent), cutting grass (60 percent), teaching their kids about budgeting (48 percent), cooking Thanksgiving dinner for in-laws (47 percent), painting the house (45 percent), changing a baby’s diaper (43 percent), talking to their kids about sex (35 percent), folding 100 fitted sheets (32 percent), missing a connecting flight (23 percent), spending the night in jail (13 percent) and breaking an arm (8 percent). The survey also found 27 percent of people would rather get an IRS tattoo if it meant never paying taxes again.

 While this might indicate a sour mood among taxpayers, take heart in knowing that, despite people’s dislike of preparing and paying taxes, most like their accountant. A mere 1 percent of survey respondents said they wanted to punch their accountant in the face. By contrast, 54 percent wanted to punch Donald Trump, 14 percent wanted to punch Hilary Clinton, and 13 percent wanted to punch Barack Obama.