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Keeping Track: opinions on tax plan

One tax preparer's poll calls Bush proposal fair

A few days before President Bush went on the airwaves Tuesday to explain his plan to cut taxes by $1.6 trillion over 10 years, taxpayers surveyed by H&R Block passed judgement on its fairness.

The financial-services firm, which assisted 19.2 million taxpayers last year, polled visitors to its website (hrblock.com) over the Feb. 17 - 18 weekend and received 1,256 responses (below).

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It has also announced plans to conduct similar polls weekly during the tax season, continuing with less frequency over the coming months as the tax-cut plan is debated. The company's site also offers a detailed look at the proposed new tax rules.

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