Michigan Top Tax Season Trends

Tax season is underway and to get a read on how Americans feel about filing their taxes — and how and when they plan to complete this annual obligation — Offers.com surveyed more than 2,000 U.S. consumers. So, how are Michigan citizens filing this tax season?

Michigan’s Top Tax Season Trends:

  • 52% of Michigan consumers would rather give up Netflix (or Hulu) than pay their taxes this year. 13% are willing to give up sugar and 11% would shave off their eyebrows.
  • 44% of Michigan consumers are planning to file their taxes through an accounting firm. 16% will use a paid tax software and a further 13% will file using a free tax software, with 45% voting Intuit TurboTax their preferred brand.
  • Let’s talk about spending that refund. 60% will save their tax return or use it to pay off debt, while 11% will use their refund for regular expenses. Only 3% will splurge on a luxury purchase.
  • In terms of timing, 43% of Michiganians say they will file their taxes in February, with the majority having filed by March. However, 18% will leave filing their taxes until April.

Note: Offers.com has compared pricing, customer support and key features of this year’s leading e-filing services, including TurboTaxCredit Karma TaxH&R BlockTaxSlayer and more.
You can see the full writeup on national and state trends here: 2019 Tax Season Survey.