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Tax Day, Not Doomsday

It’s Tax Day! …Which may mean a variety of things.

joe penna taxday tweet

Tax Day may not be a source of stress for those who got their taxes done early, but what about for those who waited until the last minute? Here’s an article by Forbes that outlines the process some may have gone through this past weekend.

By the looks of things, the volume of posts in the past week related to doing taxes early or last minute are almost the same. There are about 15,500 posts related to doing taxes early compared to around 16,700 related to doing taxes in the last minute.

Generally, it seems like slightly more people did their taxes right before the deadline instead of doing them early.

Early v last minute

Knowing this, let’s take a look at sentiment.

Here’s the sentiment trend from the past week for posts related to doing taxes early.

pos neg trend early taxes






And for posts related to doing taxes last minute.

last minute sentiment trend

Sentiment was roughly the same for doing taxes early and in the last minute. Not surprisingly, it was mostly negative as well. So is there a correlation between doing taxes at the last minute and negative sentiment? Not necessarily. People don’t seem to like tax day whether they filed their taxes early or not.

dan haseltine tax 2




scottlay tax




On the bright side (literally) there’s supposed to be a full moon tonight. Hopefully this means that Tax Day isn’t too dark of a day for you!

fullmoon tax day






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