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Get the most out of tax refund with these tips

Getting a big return check – an average of about $3,000, according to the IRS – can be an important psychological trick for imperfect investors.        

Some refunds delayed as IRS battle against fraud intensifies

The Internal Revenue Service's battle against fraud and identity theft is intensifying as the tax filing season opens, and some of the neediest taxpayers are getting caught in the middle. … Click to Continue »

Why You Shouldn't Wait Until April To File Your 2016 Taxes

From preventing fraud to getting your hands on your refund cash quicker, here's what you should know before deciding.

Beware these 10 common and costly tax mistakes

It's time. Your W-2s and 1099s are likely making their way to your mailbox or inbox right now. Odds are good you're ready to get your taxes done as soon as possible, since the odds are also good you're getting a refund. Last year, about 80 percent of Americans got one, averaging around $2,800. Show More Summary

Tax Refund Loans Are Revamped and Resurrected

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Prior versions were seen as predatory and eventually vanquished. The newer kind are more customer-friendly, but consumer watchdogs remain wary.

Tax refund advances get big marketing push in 2017

Get ready to be deluged with pitches for fast-cash, refund-related loans at 0%.        

Late tax refunds spur loans to cover shortfall

Lending by tax preparers has a checkered past, but now they say they're not profiting from this way of getting customers

IRS warns tax refunds delayed for low-income Americans

If your refund is delayed this year, you can thank the IRS — and identity thieves. Millions of low-income Americans who rely on their annual tax refund to help pay their bills are going to have to wait a few weeks longer to get their check this year as the agency cracks down on fraudsters. Show More Summary

Tax Refunds Delayed for Low-Income Families

The IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight identity theft and fraud. The delays will affect families claiming the earned income tax credit and the additional child tax credit. These tax breaks are geared to...

IRS Chief Talks Tax Season Open, Refund Delays & Trump Transition Team

With tax season looming, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen and partners from state tax authorities and the tax industry shared what taxpayers need to know in 2017.

IRS to delay tax refunds for millions of low-income families

The IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight identity theft and fraud. The delays will … Click to Continue »

5 ways to lower your taxes in 2017

It's not too early to start planning for 2017's taxes. Here are five things you could do to lower your tax bill and boost your refund.        

If You Claim These Tax Credits, Your Refund Might Be Delayed

Tax season begins January 23rd, and the earlier you file, usually, the earlier you’ll get your refund. However, if you claim the Earned-Income Tax credit or the Additional Child Tsx Credit, the IRS warns of a slightly delay. Read more...

Liberty Tax Opens Tax Season With Iconic Lady Liberty Wavers and Solutions for Taxpayers, Especially Those Faced With Refund Delay

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/05/17 -- Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) Liberty Tax Service, a leading tax preparation franchise, opens the new tax season with an expected 30,000 seasonal hires across the U.S. ready to assist taxpayers who are projected to file more than 153 million individual income tax returns. Show More Summary

IRS: Here’s when you can begin filing your 2016 taxes

The Internal Revenue Service said Thursday it expects to hold refunds claiming the EITC and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until Feb. 15 to give the agency more time to detect fraud.        

IRS: most tax refunds to be issued in 3 weeks or less

The Internal Revenue Service said Thursday it expects more than 153 million tax returns this year as the 2017 individual income tax filing season begins on Jan. 23.        

Where's my tax refund? How to check Your Refund Status

With refund season being well underway and the average tax refund being close to $2,800 last tax season, we are hearing the common tax season question "Where's My Refund?" We know that you work hard for your money and often a tax refund...Show More Summary

Your Money Adviser: For Earned-Income Credit Filers, Refunds Will Be Later

A new law will affect lower-income people who claim one of two refundable tax credits, and who may be caught off guard by their refunds’ delay.

5 hidden ways to boost your tax refund

Here are five tried-and-true ways to reduce your tax liability at tax time. Pay no more than you owe, or even increase your tax refund. While Americans may disagree on how their taxes are spent, at tax time, most of us are looking for ways to pay no more than we owe, or even boost our tax refunds. Show More Summary

10 last-minute 2016 tax tips to save you money in 2017

Are you staring at a big income tax bill for 2016 because you had a great year, or are you looking at a refund because this year was lousy? Depending on the year you had, here are some savvy ways to get the most out of your taxes -- provided you take action at the right time...

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