The IRS has created a website and a smartphone app you can use. If you file electronically, you could get your money within 10 days.
Splurging no more than 5% of it may be reasonable. Otherwise, here are the smartest ways to put that money to work.
The IRS is cracking down on schemes that use ID theft to file for fraudulent tax refunds. New safeguards are delaying refunds to early filers.
The end result: Most airlines got a cash boost during the brief tax holiday, and travelers were left out of the savings.
The airline said it will deal directly with customers who are owed refunds, rather than referring them to the IRS.
The IRS has asked the airlines to process tax refunds to eligible customers, but many airlines are referring customers back to the IRS.
The agency shows no mercy even if it erroneously sent the money in the first place.
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