Term: Tax Refund
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How to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Credit

By Steven Shaw on 3/4/2015

How to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Credit

Do you look forward to tax time? For some, it’s exciting because you know you’ll get a refund. It’s found money, like that $20 bill you find in the pocket of a coat you haven’t worn in a long time. But what to do with found money? Usually our thoughts go to all the cool ways we could spend the money; but I suggest using it to help further your financial goals. Yes, I love impulse buys now and then, too, but I’m your credit coach — of course I’m going to suggest using your tax refund to further your goals of improving your credit. So step away from the checkout counter for a minute and consider these options.

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Why Your Tax Refund May Be Slower (or Never Arrive) This Year

By Steven Shaw on 1/21/2015

Why Your Tax Refund May Be Slower (or Never Arrive) This Year

A few weeks ago, the IRS said it expects to be unable to answer half of taxpayer calls this year, but that’s only the beginning of what promises to be a messy tax season. In an email obtained by ABC News and confirmed by the IRS to Credit.com, IRS Commissioner John A. Koskinen delved into the unpleasant details of how budget cuts will affect IRS operations and taxpayers.

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