Young Single Males More Likely To Cheat On Their Taxes
A recent survey from DDB WorldWide Communications Group found the typical American tax cheat is a single male under 45.
Although only a small percentage of respondents acknowledged cheating on their taxes - 15 percent - 64 percent of individuals in this group were men, 55 percent were younger than 45 and 35 percent were single, CNNMoney reports.
"The overall characteristics of this particular minority group are surprising -- and in some cases, a little unsettling," DDB said, according to the report
The survey's results indicate that tax cheats think their actions are justifiable, as a larger percentage of cheats said they are "overall better people" than individuals who said they did not manipulate their tax numbers.
These individuals are not only more likely to lie to the Internal Revenue Service, but they are also more likely to fib about in other scenarios as well. The report found that individuals who identified as tax cheats were more likely to keep the wrong change during a transaction with a cashier and lie about their income to be eligible for government assistance.