What Is a Tax Refund Offset?

What Is a Tax Refund Offset?

You beat the tax deadline and were lucky enough to get a tax refund! But what happens when the amount the IRS has deposited into your bank account is less than the amount you expected. Your tax refund may have been offset by the Treasury Offset Program. Here are the most common examples of past due debts that can offset (reduce) your income tax refund.
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8 Last Minute Tax Tips to Help You Make the Tax Deadline

8 Last Minute Tax Tips to Help You Make the Tax Deadline

The tax deadline is just a day away, but you still have time to go online and file your taxes. The IRS reports that more than half of taxpayers have already filed their returns and more taxpayers filed from their home computers this year, up 6% from last year. If you’re in the 20 to 25% who waited until the last minute to prepare your taxes, here are some steps to help you file your taxes by the tax deadline and get a bigger tax refund.

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