No? Here’s why not – Guess what’s due on April 15? A scientist is trying to figure this out why some people put off filing their taxes until the last minute.
Psychologist Joseph Ferrari says, “Everyone procrastinates, but not everyone is a procrastinator. We all put tasks off, but my research has found that 20% of US men and women are chronic procrastinators. They delay at home, work, school and in relationships. These 20% make procrastination their way of life, so of course they procrastinate when filing their income taxes. We are a nation of ‘doers’ but we are also, like people from other industrialized nations, a people of ‘waiters.'”