Fewer Americans think it's unacceptable to cheat on taxes.
The overwhelming majority of taxpayers still say there's no excuse to misstate even a penny on their returns – but there's been some slippage in that moralistic (and legal) stance, according to new information from the Internal Revenue Service.
In newly-released data for fiscal year 2018, 85% of people said no amount of cheating was permissible, down from 88% from the previous year. Likewise, 10% said a little bit of fudging was OK, up from 9% the previous year, the data released Monday found.
The percentage of people who believe cheating is OK (or not) have hovered around a four-point range since 2009, according to the IRS.