Quit getting tax refunds
This post is by Kay Bell at Bankrate.com. Lots of folks are grumbling about having to wait to file their taxes. Why? They get refunds. That's no secret. Every tax filing season, the Internal Revenue Service notes that most taxpayers get refunds.
Last call to claim $760M in 2010 tax refunds
This post comes from Krystal Steinmetz at partner site Money Talks News. Taxpayers have less than two weeks to file their 2013 tax returns. And if you are one of the nearly 1 million who didn't file their taxes for 2010, April 15 is the ultimate D-Day.
Americans getting bigger tax refunds
This article is by Laura Saunders of The Wall Street Journal. Three-quarters of all filers will get refunds this year, about the same as usual -- but the amount of those refunds has surged over the past decade. While the practice of overpaying Uncle Sam ...
$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop. A government report released in November said ...
IRS to put refunds on debit cards
This article is from The Associated Press. The Treasury Department is offering to put tax refunds on prepaid debit cards for low-income taxpayers who don't have bank accounts. The department announced Thursday that it will send letters to 600,000 ...
April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers
Chances are, you don't need to fret. If you're due a refund — and about three-fourths of filers get refunds — April 15 isn't much of a deadline at all. The Internal Revenue Service doesn't like to talk about it, but penalties for filing late federal ...
Tax refunds may be delayed by government shutdown
This post comes from Trey Thoelcke at partner site 24/7 Wall St. It looks like tax refunds could be delayed by a week or more due to the recent government shutdown. The Internal Revenue Service now says it will not begin processing returns until Jan. 28 ...
Save or splurge: Where do tax refunds really go?
When it comes to tax refunds, many Americans say they plan to do something virtuous with the money they get back from Uncle Sam, like pay down debt or put it in the rainy day fund. We're not completely fooling ourselves: Experts say people who plan to save ...
Stolen IDs used to snag tax refunds
This post is by Alan Fram of The Associated Press. The federal government has swooped down on 105 people in 23 states in the past week as part of a nationwide crackdown on identity theft and tax refund fraud. The move was timed to warn cheats to beware ...
Tax refunds aren't evil
This post is by Dave Carpenter of The Associated Press. Getting a big tax refund is supposed to make you feel guilty. Financial planners say it means you've had too much withheld from your paychecks. You let the government keep your money and failed to ...
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