Many Americans depend on tax refunds for savings. But you might be better off adjusting your withholding and opening a savings account.
The federal government is ramping up its efforts to combat criminals who engage in identity theft to collect other people's tax refunds.
Conventional financial wisdom says it's better to adjust withholding than to get a big refund. Here are five reasons why a refund is good.
More than 1 million taxpayers who were due a refund failed to file. If you're one of them, you have until April 17 to claim your money.
Tax refunds are the only windfall many people ever see, and there's a big temptation to blow it all on something fun. There are better ideas.
Even if it appears the IRS owes you money, you may not get a refund if you owe back child support or defaulted on student loans -- or if the IRS can't find you.
Another awful product is finally getting flushed down the drain. This is the last year any major tax prep service will offer refund anticipation loans, where fees can equal 150% interest.
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