Poll of the month: Filing facts — April 2014

This year, the majority of readers expect to prepare and file their own personal income tax returns.

One of the perks of being an accountant? You've got your taxes covered. And, according to our latest reader poll, 98.5% of you do, indeed, prepare and file own personal income tax returns. The vast majority (94.6%) use tax software while 5.4% prep your returns by hand. About 80% file over the Internet, 17% by snail mail and 2% drop off the returns in person. As for the 1.5% of respondents who do not prepare their own returns, three-quarters said it's because they're too busy — not a bad excuse for an accountant at tax time.