Find out how much money you'll get back from the IRS and how to track down your tax refund.
Long-term capital gains tax basics
Certain windfalls are considered capital gains. Here’s how to determine what you’ll owe.
The average tax refund
The average tax return for the 2020 tax year was $2,827, a 13.24 percent increase from the previous year.
Cryptocurrency taxes: A guide
The IRS is stepping up enforcement on potential tax evasion by looking more closely at who’s exchanging cryptocurrencies.
Tax Refund Articles
45% of tax filers expect a federal tax refund in 2023, Bankrate survey says
45% of tax filers expect a federal tax refund in 20235 min read Mar 14, 2023
Where’s my refund? How to track your tax refund
It’s easy to track the status of your tax refund online.4 min read Mar 03, 2022
Is paying off debt the best use of your tax refund?
If you get a big tax refund this year, consider using it to pay down your debt.5 min read May 11, 2021
How the government shutdown could impact tax refunds
If the shutdown ends soon, tax returns likely won’t be affected. If it drags on? That’s a different story.2 min read Jan 03, 2019
Tax refund garnished due to student loan default? Here’s how to get it back
If you’ve defaulted on your student loans, the IRS may withhold your tax refund.4 min read Apr 05, 2018
3 ways to spend your tax refund
You can’t wait for your tax refund. Here’s what you should do with it.2 min read Mar 14, 2018
The IRS has over $1 billion in unclaimed tax refunds. Is any of it yours?
The agency is sitting on over $1 billion in unclaimed refunds. See if you qualify.2 min read Mar 08, 2017
3 ways to expedite your tax refund and avoid signing up for tax refund loan products
There are much better options than falling for a tax refund anticipation loan or check.3 min read Jan 12, 2017
IRS can’t find my W-2 form. How do I get my $3,000 tax refund?
Take these steps to find out why the IRS doesn’t have a record of your work.2 min read Aug 23, 2016
IRS statutes of limitations: You may lose out on a refund if you wait too long
Don’t wait too long! The IRS has a time limit on filing for refunds.3 min read Aug 09, 2016
Tax advocate can help taxpayer waiting nearly 2 years for a tax refund
You have an advocate who will look out for you. Here’s what you need to do.2 min read Jul 19, 2016
What to do if the IRS got your tax refund wrong
You got a check that’s less, or more, than you expected. Here’s how you deal with it.6 min read Apr 27, 2016
What to do with your tax refund: Save money, pay debt or get a prepaid debit card
Not sure what to do with that influx of cash? Consider these options to fix your finances.3 min read Mar 14, 2016
4 options for your tax refund
You can direct deposit and split your tax refund among as many as 4 accounts.5 min read Feb 25, 2016
Will ID theft affidavit delay tax refund?
Filing the affidavit shouldn’t cause delays, but your tax refund may be late for other reasons.2 min read Feb 10, 2015
What you can do now to protect tax refund
Take action to make it difficult for identity thieves to steal your tax refund.2 min read Nov 13, 2014
How to find a lost payment to IRS
The IRS owes you money but won’t pay. Now what?2 min read May 08, 2014
Can divorcee get innocent spouse relief?
You may qualify for innocent spouse relief. Here’s how to get a tax refund.2 min read Nov 19, 2013
Claim tax refunds as income on tax return?
Amended returns yielded $9,000 in tax refunds on which IRS paid interest. What should we do?2 min read Sep 05, 2013
Getting the tax refund runaround from IRS
You would owe interest and penalties for filing taxes late. But the IRS plays by different rules.2 min read Jan 07, 2013