A majority of taxpayers are concerned about the security and privacy of their personal and financial information when filing their state and federal tax returns online, according to a new survey.

The survey of 1,006 U.S. adults, commissioned by tax software developer Taxsoftware.com and conducted by the research firm Ipsos, found that taxpayers were more concerned this year than last year about various methods of filing their taxes online. The survey revealed that 54% of the respondents said they were concerned this year about privacy and security when filing their taxes by smartphone, up from 43% last year. Meanwhile, 53% of the respondents said they were concerned about filing their taxes using a desktop computer, up from 49% in 2011.

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