Average US 2009 Tax Return UP $260 or 10%: Online Help & Tax Tips
The White House says that thanks to last year's stimulus package, there will be an average increase of $260 or about 10% on refunds.
If you're one of the impatient ones, you can always file with a company like Amscot, who will do the waiting for you in exchange for a nominal fee.
While returns vary greatly from family to family, here are some tools to give the first time filer an idea of what to expect.
- Turbo Tax offers a an easy-to-use rebate estimator.
- The sooner taxes are filed, the sooner rebates are sent out. Efile.com has a full list of filing dates and their corresponding rebate dates.
- Remember that you can always choose direct deposit to receive your refund faster.
- If you are disabled, retired or collect SSI, be sure you received your stimulus check for 2009.
Becky Worley's ABC advice on using free online tax tools may also be helpful.