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IRS Computers That Shut Down After Major Failure, Recover – Will The Glitch Slow Down Refunds?

IRS computers that went down after a major failure are now recovering. However, those who attempted to get a head start on their annual tax filing ritual may have to wait a bit longer. Twenty-four hours after first announcing that several of its tax processing systems and tools had gone down, the IRS confirmed Thursday... Show More Summary

Thanks to an IRS Computer Issue, Your 2015 Tax Refund Might Be Delayed

Earlier this week, the IRS announced a systems outage. As a result, some tax refunds may be delayed. Read more...

The Biggest Tax Refund?

The headline to this article caught my eye. It caught my eye primarily because I could see it catching the eye of many people. It appeals to the need or desire for money that affects almost everyone. The headline? “How to Get the Biggest...Show More Summary

Update: IRS Website Back Online, Tax Refunds Unaffected

Don't believe the hype: IRS says refunds are unaffected by the temporary website shutdown. Here's the latest information.

IRS Computer Issues Could Delay Some Tax Returns

Consumer trying to get a jump on the tax filing and refund ball may have to wait a bit longer, as the Internal Revenue Service suffered a severe computer crash on Wednesday that prevented it from accepting any taxpayer information for several hours.  Engadget reports that while officials believe the system will be up and running sometime today, the issue …

IRS Systems Failure Could Affect Refunds

The Internal Revenue Service is scrambling to fix a major systems outage that could affect refunds, though it believes 90% of taxpayers will still get their refunds within 21 days of filing. Some of the agency's tax processing systems went down on Wednesday and it has temporary stopped accepting electronic...

IRS computer glitch shuts down tax return e-file system

Shutdown of several tax processing systems included the e-file system and the "Where's My Refund?" service

Why are millennials turning to payday loans and pawn shops?

Millenials surveyed in a new study reveal that 42 percent had used an alternative financial service, such as an auto title loan or tax refund advance. Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters More millennials are turning to payday loans and...Show More Summary

Q&A: Guard your tax refund

Advice on keeping your tax refund from getting stolen, buying a "smart" gun and artificial intelligence.        

Why the IRS Should Push Tax Day to June 15

The only way to stop tax refund fraud is to change the way the tax filing and refund system works, and while this may be a painful process for employers and taxpayers alike, it's necessary. The Problem With Data Unless you've been hiding...Show More Summary

10 Best Tax Apps for Preparing and Filing Taxes

From powerful tax calculators and e-filing apps to tools for looking up your refund check and getting your receipts in order, these apps can help you cut the hassle out of filing taxes.

5 Best Prepaid Cards for Tax Refunds

Direct deposit is the "fastest, safest way to receive your tax refund," According to the IRS.  There are several advantages to direct deposit of a tax refund: You can get your refund much faster, typically in about 8 to 10 days; More...Show More Summary

Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Carolina tax refunds slowed by fraud prevention measures

The list of states warning taxpayers that they'll have to wait longer for their tax refunds is growing. But don't blame the state tax collectors. Anger should be directed at the increasing number of criminals who are stealing individuals' personal data and then using it to file fraudulent tax returns, at federal and state levels. Show More Summary

4 filing tips to ensure you get your tax refund ASAP

"Don't count on getting the refund by a certain date to make major purchases or pay other financial obligations. Even though the IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days, it’s possible your tax return may require additional review and take longer." That's the advice from the Internal Revenue Service in its just updated Publication 2043. Show More Summary

Yet Another State Announces A Delay In Tax Refunds, Citing Fraud Concerns

Yet another state has announced a delay in issuing tax refunds: South Carolina joins North Dakota and Illinois in slowing the issuance of tax refunds due to concerns over tax fraud. Utah has also slowed tax refunds by design.

IRS Scam Season

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The IRS isn't contacting taxpayers via e-mail regarding returns, refunds, or other matters pertaining to the filing of their 2015 tax documentation.

Making the Most of Your Tax Refund in 2016: Ideas for Saving & Spending

Pin it You paid your dues to Uncle Sam all year long, plus maybe a little extra that you'll get back as a refund soon. Financial experts recommend making sure your refund is as small as possible each year (after all, a big refund means...Show More Summary

Collect Your Value-Added Tax Refund When Souvenir Shopping in Europe

If you’re vacationing in Europe, you can apply for a value-added tax refund on your souvenir purchases there. It’s fast and free, and most travelers leave that money on the table. There are certain restrictions, but the paperwork can be worth it. Read more...

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