Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

5 Things You Can Learn from Your Tax Return

If you already stashed away your tax return, you may want to dig it back out. There are a variety of things you can discover by reviewing each form and understanding the significant impact your taxes can have on your financial health. Now is a great time to take a second look at your return […]

How to Estimate Your Tax Refund or Balance Due

This year, don’t let your tax results take you by surprise. Instead of spending time worrying about whether you are withholding enough income tax from your paycheck, take a few minutes to do something about it. Be proactive in your tax planning so you can feel confident you’re covered come tax season.

9 Tips for Getting the Biggest Tax Refund Possible

Updated for Tax Year 2015 There is something deeply satisfying about receiving a big, fat refund from the IRS. Your boss withholds a big slice of your paycheck each month for federal and state income taxes, and now is your chance to get some of that cash back. If your goal is to get the […]

4 Ways Money Can Buy You Happiness, and Health

Is there a way to spend your tax return wisely and take a much-needed summer vacation? If you’re among the 75 percent of taxpayers who got a refund from the IRS this year, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that putting some of that cash toward a life experience that’s personally rewarding and memorable […]

9 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Get Ahead

Your taxes are done, and let’s hope you’re getting a refund. Now the big question is: What’s the best use of your tax refund? Being the savvy money manager you are, you’re looking for ways that your tax windfall can help you get ahead. You may splurge a little, but you see this as a […]

5 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Are you expecting a tax refund this year? You’re in good company, as millions of Americans are in the same boat. As of early March, the IRS reported an average tax refund of just over $3,000, up three percent compared to the average refund at the same time last year. While a refund can feel […]

You Got This Weekly Series: Will I Get a Tax Refund This Year?

Each week we will answer one of the most frequently asked questions on Facebook, Twitter and TaxACT’s Blog in the “You Got This” Weekly Series. Question: I worked part-time all year and I also collected unemployment. I get $100 each week for unemployment and $180 each month for my part-time job. I have two dependents […]

Investment Spending: How to Spend Tax Refunds and Unexpected Checks

The biggest question most Americans have when they get their income tax refund is: where do I spend it? I believe that you can make a wise choice on how to use your tax refund that will have lasting benefits by learning the “Investment Spending Plan” method. I developed the Investment Spending Plan when my […]

Weekly Favorites: Irrational About Tax Refunds, Claim Natural Disaster Loss, Tax Audit Red Flags, Credit Card Tax Payments Bad Idea

Weekly Favorites: March 22, 2013 Why We’re So Irrational When It Comes to Tax Refunds via Time; Business & Money A tax refund is just that — a refund of your own hard-earned money. It’s not a gift or a stroke of good fortune. The problem is that most people don’t look at tax refunds […]