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Tips for DIY Taxes: It's Not as Simple as a Haircut

Mark Steber | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business
Mark Steber

Last week, I recommended every taxpayer should use a Tax Pro - at least occasionally. I recognize, however, many of you are the type of people who fou...

6 Things To Do This Summer To Save Money At Tax Time

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Gorgeous weather, cold drinks and barbeque -- summer can feel like an endless vacation. But between day trips, the annual family vacation and regular ...

This Is The Smartest Way To Spend Your Tax Refund

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.16.2016 | Travel

Happy tax season! The average tax refund will likely amount to about $3,000 this year, according to IRS data. And what will we do with this thrilling ...

Refund Anticipation Checks: The Real Tax Fraud

The Heller School | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
The Heller School

Advertisements portray tax preparation companies as the key to easy money. However, these same companies deceive millions of families each year out of their refunds with Refund Anticipation Checks.

Retirees And Tax Refunds

MoneyTips | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business

by Jeff Hoyt, MoneyTips Editor-in-Chief Taking advantage of deductions may increase tax refunds for retirees Retirees may find that managing their t...

Tax Refunds: the Bigger the Better

Mark Steber | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

A couple of years ago I wrote about how after 30 years in the tax prep business I still believe that tax refunds are a good thing if not one of the be...

5 Best Prepaid Cards for Tax Refunds

Rob Berger | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Rob Berger

Many have refunds direct deposited to a checking account or savings account. For those without a bank account, however, a prepaid debit card is a good alternative. While most prepaid cards offer direct deposit of government checks, some make it easier to set up than others.

Will Someone Else Be Cashing Your Tax Refund This Year?

Adam Levin | Posted 01.14.2017 | Crime
Adam Levin

With more than a billion personal records "out there," identity theft has become the third certainty in life, right behind death and the topic at hand.

The Simple Way to Keep Your Tax Refund Safe

Adam Levin | Posted 12.03.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

The holiday season is just getting underway, a time dedicated to finding the perfect gift for loved ones and a steady procession of festive events that ends when we ring in the New Year. Unfortunately, it's also a busy time for people dedicated to the commission of identity-related tax fraud.

3 Ways to Make Your Tax Refund Stamp Out Bad Debt

Michael Lazar | Posted 11.25.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Bad debt... nobody wants it but many of us have it. Usually we are just stuck paying the piper because we don't have enough free funds to get rid of t...

4 Better Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund

LearnVest | Posted 06.29.2015 | Money

In the coming weeks you could be one of the many Americans receiving what the IRS has quoted as the average tax refund of $3,120. And it's precisely why we thought it was high time to take a look at the common ways people make poor decisions when it comes to tax refunds.

The Government Might Not Give You A Tax Refund, But Pizza Hut Will

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.13.2015 | Taste

It's time to fill out your P-2.

Filing Late? Get Your Tax Refund Faster With Prepaid Credit Cards

Kari Luckett | Posted 06.10.2015 | Money
Kari Luckett

Receiving your tax return on a prepaid card is a great alternative for those who don't have a traditional checking account and don't want to wait for their check via snail mail.

The Best Thing I Ever Did With My Tax Refund

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.07.2015 | Money

Examining the money habits of personal finance experts can give insights into what responsible money management looks like in the real world. We asked 15 personal finance experts, "What is the best thing you ever bought with your tax refund?"

Should You Take the Bigger Tax Refund or Paycheck? [Debate]

Casey Bond | Posted 05.26.2015 | Money
Casey Bond

Are your personal finances a highly-organized, well-oiled machine? Or is there a lot of room for improvement? The answer to that question is more important than you might think, especially during tax time.

2015 -- Happy New Year, Happy Tax Fitness!

Mark Steber | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

One of my resolutions is to help as many people as possible achieve one of the most common resolutions American's make: financial fitness. Was it on your list or should it have been?

How Should You Invest Your Tax Refund? | Posted 07.20.2014 | Money

Hooray, you've received a tax refund! Another "hooray!" because you're financially savvy. You've decided to invest this money. Putting your dollars to work for you is always a smart decision, so congratulations on making this choice. But now, what should you do?

Wondering What to Do With That Tax Refund?

Ishani Banerji, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2014 | Money
Ishani Banerji, Ph.D.

There seems to be a general belief around this time of the year that if you're getting a refund, then you should spend it on something fun. All the ads urging us to go out and splurge certainly seem to think so. But is that really the case?

Taxpayers Are Losing Refunds Due To Their Parents' Debts

The Washington Post | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no ...

7 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

If you ordinarily receive large tax refunds, consider withholding less and instead putting the money to work for you, by either saving or investing a comparable amount throughout the year, or using it to pay down debt. Your goal should be to receive little or no refund.

How the Sex and the City Ladies Would Spend Their Refunds

Ko Im | Posted 05.21.2014 | Money
Ko Im

It's almost that time again -- where do you put your hard-earned money from the federal government? What would the SATC women do?

Why You Need to Be Smart About Your Tax Refund (and 8 Ways to Handle Your Refund)

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 03.11.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Are you excited about filing your taxes? Most people wait until the last minute to file their taxes, but for those who like to get it over and don...

WATCH: Couple Surprised By $54,000 Tax Refund

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

David and Thelma Ward received a tax season surprise that left even their tax preparer in disbelief: a refund to the tune of $54,000. HuffPost Live ho...

IRS Facing 'Growing Epidemic'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - More Americans' identities were stolen in tax refund crimes in the first six months of 2013 than in all of 2012, said ...

The Curse of Greek Public Sector Authoritarianism

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

In the country's airports and at its cruise terminals, there can be no further room for intolerant officials. They must be held to the highest standards if the country is to achieve the position it hopes to command on the world tourist map.