We’re just one week away from a date often muttered under one’s breath – April 15. And it’s been a tax filing season to forget. Delayed
out of the gate by uncertainty over the fiscal cliff, the process has been hampered by confusion
over certain forms and credits, leading to delays
for millions of taxpayers.
But, for many, all will be forgotten with the arrival of that annual spring windfall, the tax refund. Seventy-five percent of individual taxpayers got refunds in 2012
, with an average check of $2,800. That’s a nice chunk of change for any number of purposes, no doubt about it.