This Just In: Tax Cheats Are Narcissistic Pricks

March 31st, 2011at 03:16pm Posted by Eli

IANAS (I am not a shrink), but these guys kinda sound like sociopaths to me…

The typical American tax cheat is male, single and under the age of 45.

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While only 15% of Americans surveyed fessed up to fudging their tax returns, 64% of those people were men, according to the survey of consumer attitudes and behavior. Thirty-five percent were single (47% when including people who have been divorced or widowed), and 55% were under the age of 45.

These percentages were all significantly higher for the self-proclaimed cheaters than for the non-cheaters, indicating that Americans who cheat on their taxes are much more likely to fall into these three categories than those who don’t, the survey found.

Many cheaters also try to justify their behavior. Far more tax cheats said they are ‘overall better people’ and that they are ‘special and deserve to be treated that way’, compared to the people who said they don’t cheat.

Apparently “special” and “overall better people” can be identified by their willingness “to keep the wrong change given to them by a cashier, to ask a friend to pretend to be a former boss for a reference check… to lie about their income to qualify for government aid… wear an outfit once and return it, file false insurance claims, keep money they see someone drop on the floor… lie about finding something inappropriate in their food just to get a free meal… [or] steal money from a child.”

Remind me which party is the anti-tax party again?

(Okay, the more anti-tax party…)

Entry Filed under: Taxes,Wankers


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