Quit getting tax refunds
But I understand that a refund is an easy, forced savings account. And with interest rates on traditional savings accounts and CDs at just fractional percentage points (thanks for nothing, literally, Federal Reserve!), you're not losing any earnings right ...
Tax refund may be bad for your finances
who gives tax advice to many non-residents who come to this country to work. "People who move here from abroad are not used to the tax-refund system. I tell them to spend it on something good ... dividend fund or other IRA investment that pays just ...
How to avoid tax-return rip-offs
the fees translated into annual interest rates of more than 100% -- and sometimes more than 500%. You had to be pretty hard up for cash, not very savvy about money, or both, to get a refund anticipation loan. Still, about 12 million people a year did so ...
Track your tax refund online
You can get more information from the IRS' Frequently Asked Questions page on refunds and from the "When Will I get My Refund" video on YouTube, one of 130 informational videos the agency has posted.
Tax refunds may be delayed by government shutdown
The Internal Revenue Service now says it will not begin processing returns until Jan. 28, at the soonest, possibly not until Feb. 4. The planned start date had been Jan. 21. That all could be pushed back even further, should budget negotiations break down ...
Track your tax refund online
If you’re already filed your tax return, you likely have one important question: Where’s my refund? The IRS, once again, has an app for that. The agency's popular Where's My Refund website tool is back for 2013, with a few improvements. Last year, you ...
Get a tax refund from your vacation
Each country has its own rates and rules ... But with billions of qualified business dollars spent over a period of years, we're beginning to talk real money here. Why not hire a company and pay a recovery fee? Jeff Schnepper is the author of the best ...
Tax refunds aren't evil
Even with increasingly sophisticated tax software that makes it easier to calculate proper withholding, most people choose to come out way ahead at tax time. About 75% of individual taxpayers get a refund every year and the average amount is about $3,000.
Where's your tax refund? The IRS can't say
Last week we wrote about an IRS tool that allows taxpayers to check on the status of their refunds. Except that now it isn't working. Do not panic if you go to check on your refund and the IRS appears to have no record of your return. Those who file are ...
Where's your tax refund? How to check
To find out the status of your refund, you'll need your Social Security number, your filing status (single, married filing jointly ... provided via “Where's My Refund” is just that, an estimate based on a best-case scenario in which the tax return ...
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