AUSTIN, Texas, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RetailMeNot (www.retailmenot.com), the most widely used online coupon site in the United States, today released the Tax Preparation edition of its Shoppers Trend Report (STR), revealing results from a poll conducted by The Omnibus Company (http://www.omnibus.com) on consumer tax preparation and filing habits and how filers intend to use their refunds.
"It is encouraging to see that a majority of filers use tax experts and other resources to maximize their returns—in fact, we're seeing larger numbers of people utilizing cost-effective online preparation services such as TurboTax to file this year," said Emma Johnson, personal finance writer for The Real Deal by RetailMeNot.
Last-minute filers can visit http://www.retailmenot.com/coupons/tax to save on tax-preparation software and services.
The survey was conducted between January 24 and January 30, 2013, among 1,000 United States residents ages 18 and over, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas are set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the entire U.S. population ages 18 and over. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. In this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample. The margin of error for any subgroups will be slightly higher.
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