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March 16, 2003

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Survey: Taxpayers prefer old-fashioned filing ways

We love the Internet. Can't live without it, and can't recall how we ever managed before it took over the world, right?

Well, we're not there yet when it comes to income taxes.

In a survey of more than 2,400 people online, 62 percent said they don't use a computer to complete their taxes, choosing instead to do it the old-fashioned way, with pen and paper.

Of those who have turned to the computer to figure the government's due, half graduated from college and 49 percent said they earn $75,000 or more per year.

The survey was conducted last month for Utah-based Iomega Corp., which makes storage devices and other computer peripherals.

"The computer is king except when it comes to taxes and Uncle Sam," said Robert Borden, an Iomega vice president.

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