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Majority of readers' tax returns going to pay bills

Friday, March 14, 2008

More than 150 Brazil Times' readers plan on using their tax returns to pay bills this year, according to the newspaper's recent online poll.

The Brazil Times asked its online readers, "What do you plan on doing with your tax return?" Readers had three options to choose from, including:

* Party time!,

* Put money down on that new flat-screen television, and

* Using it to pay bills.

More than 170 readers responded to the recent poll, with 160 respondents (88.9 percent) saying they would use their tax return to pay bills.

Nineteen readers (10.6 percent) said it was party time when they received their return this year while one reader (0.6 percent) said they'd by purchasing a flat-screen television.

Four readers also commented regarding the online poll.

One reader stated, "What tax return? We owe money," while another reader said, "The cost of gasoline is a fraction of the money we have to pay in taxes. And with gasoline, at least we get the entire benefit of what we pay for, unlike sending our money to Washington."

Another reader stated, "One cannot afford to go out these days."

The Times' current poll is "Are you in favor of a "Dream Ticket" of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton," both Democrats running in the presidential election.

Readers have four options to choose from, including:

* Yes. They would be unstoppable,

* Not really. I prefer one or the other, but not both together,

* No. I do not favor the "Dream Ticket," or

* It doesn't matter. I'm a Republican.

As always, readers have the option of leaving comments regarding the online poll question.

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