Tax Returns

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. The 2021 annual tax return survey conducted by NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics found that nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of consumers expect a refund.

 

About the survey: The 2021 survey of 8,211 U.S. adults 18 and older was conducted February 1-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.1 percentage points.

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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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