Tax Returns

This year’s annual tax return survey conducted by NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics found that nearly two-thirds (65%) of consumers expect a refund.

About the survey: The 2020 survey of 7,671 U.S. adults 18 and older was conducted February 3-10 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.1 percentage points.

About the survey: The 2020 survey of 7,671 U.S. adults 18 and older was conducted February 3-10 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.1 percentage points.

NRF has been conducting its annual Tax Returns Survey since 2007 to gauge consumer spending and saving behavior related to U.S. income tax returns. 

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Take a deeper dive into the data and use the interactive charts to explore demographic and historical breakdowns in the Data Center.
 
computer screen showing 1040 tax form
 

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