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Americans spend 2.65 billion hours yearly preparing their income taxes

2.65 bln hrs

Americans spend about 2.65 billion hours per year working on their personal income taxes.

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2.65 bln hrs

That’s more than the amount of hours spent in other activities, like searching for work 💼, golfing🏌🏽‍♀️, working out 🤸🏿‍♀️, and fishing 🐟.

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2.65 bln hrs

Time spent per activity in the US

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Americans waste an average of 17.6 hours working on their taxes, much more than the five minutes that Estonians spend on theirs.

In the Baltic country, taxpayers only need to go online and approve a pre-made form using an electronic signature.

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