NJ governor says tax refunds would cost $183M
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his plan to reduce the tax liability for homeowners would cost $183 million in the first year. Speaking at a news conference in Long Branch Tuesday, Christie for the first time laid ...
Wal-Mart crimped by slow tax refunds
For Wal-Mart (WMT), tax season is big business. The retailer not only prepares its customers' taxes but also relies on the refunds to fuel retail purchases. It offers tax refund specials on things like flat-screen TVs and new mattresses. But that reliance ...
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.
Why I hate income tax refunds
That big, fat tax refund really means you've given the government an interest-free loan. It's far better to keep the money you earned in the first place. Refunds: They're wrong! It's hard to get that through to my clients. But refunds are bad ...
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 ...
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 ...
FTC orders refunds on prepaid cards
This post comes from Gerri Detweiler at partner site Credit.com. More than 110,000 consumers who applied for online payday loans but were tricked into paying for prepaid cards instead will be getting a check in the mail, thanks to a settlement announced ...
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 ...
Pact: No more bogus tax refunds for inmates
This article is by Michael Gormley of The Associated Press. A new agreement aims to stop federal prisoners from filing for and collecting millions of dollars in bogus tax refunds from their cells. Pressure from U.S. senators in New York, Ohio, Minnesota ...
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 ...
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