Survey: 2 in 3 Americans are Filing Taxes Through Lower Cost Options Such as Self e-Filing or Assisted Service Companies

LoopMe data shows that most Americans are planning to file their taxes early – nearly half of 35-64 year-olds will file at least one month in advance

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LoopMe surveyed 14,771 US consumers to gauge current consumer behavior and sentiment this tax season. Key insights from the research include tax filing preferences, when consumers plan to file their taxes, and what factors are most important to consumers when selecting a tax filing service. (Graphic: Business Wire)

NEW YORK--()--LoopMe, a leading technology company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve brand advertising outcomes, today announced the release of its 2024 Tax Season Consumer Market Research, which examines consumer sentiment on tax filing preferences. The findings, based on a survey of nearly 15,000 U.S. consumers, show that Americans are filing their taxes early and doing so through lower-cost tax filing services.

"LoopMe’s AI survey technology measures real-time consumer sentiment to deliver hyper-targeted audience segments, uniquely enabling us to poll thousands of consumers in any sector with minimal effort," said Dan Sicular, head of Analytics and Insights at LoopMe. “With tax season upon us, we have leveraged the power of our AI survey technology to garner valuable insights into consumer tax filing, planning, and sentiment this year."

For this study, LoopMe surveyed 14,771 US consumers on their mobile devices via LoopMe’s proprietary AI-led survey technology, PurchaseLoop™ Audiences. The survey was conducted between January 18th and January 21st, 2024. Key findings include:

  • Americans, by and large, plan to file their taxes early: Nearly half of 35-64 year-olds, in particular, plan to file their taxes at least one month in advance
  • Lower-cost tax filing options have become more popular: 67% of Americans are planning to file their taxes through a self e-file service or an assisted service company.
  • Respondents want to keep tax filing simple, but relationships still matter: Americans who are not currently open to changing providers overwhelmingly cite a long-standing relationship with their accountant/CPA. Meanwhile, the top three most important factors that Americans list when selecting a tax filing service are ‘Efficiency’ (21%), ‘Convenience’ (21%), and ‘Cost’ (21%). Americans who plan to file their taxes via a self e-file service, in particular, are 20% more likely to consider ‘Convenience’ and ‘Cost’ as important factors.
  • Advertising and consumer education is key to increasing market share: Nearly half of respondents said they are open to switching to a lower-cost service or do not know enough about how they work. Furthermore, 1 in 4 Americans said they chose their tax filing service because they were either swayed by messaging, or because they were dissatisfied with their previous service.

To view an infographic representing this research, please visit https://loopme.com/insights/loopme-consumer-snapshot-tax-season-insights/.

About LoopMe

LoopMe is a technology company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve brand advertising performance and outcomes. LoopMe was the first to apply AI to brand advertising and its Intelligent Marketplace, finding solutions to industry challenges that haven’t previously been solved. With consumer insights and AI at its core, LoopMe makes brand advertising better, outperforming industry benchmarks for leading global brands. Our vision is to change advertising for the better, by building technology that will redefine brand advertising. LoopMe was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in the UK, with global offices across New York, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Dnipro, Krakow and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.loopme.com.

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Rachel Conforti
pr@loopme.com

Contacts

Rachel Conforti
pr@loopme.com