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April 16, 2013

Psst. Tax deadline not much of a deadline for most

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These people are getting a big refund: 5 percent said they love doing their taxes.

These people are not getting a refund: 26 percent said they hate doing their taxes.

As of March 9, the IRS detected 220,821 fraudulent returns.

Number of fraudulent returns involving identity theft: 85,385.

Amount of fraudulent refunds stopped by the IRS: $1.8 billion.

Ever wonder why tax laws are so complicated? Number of lobbyists registered to lobby Congress on taxes: 6,503.

Number of organizations that pay lobbyists to lobby Congress on taxes: 2,221.

Value of tax breaks enjoyed by corporations in 2011, as measured by the Government Accountability Office: $181 billion.

Amount of corporate income tax revenue collected in 2011: $181 billion.

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