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I'm Asking: How Much Is Your Tax Refund?

I'm Asking: How Much Is Your Tax Refund?

According to the tax stats calculated by the IRS, the average tax return last year for individuals was $2,345. That's a pretty big chunk of change to be lending to the government interest free. That being said, owing money is hardly something to look forward to come tax time. How much is your tax refund this year, or did you have to write an unfortunate check to the IRS?


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LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 7 years
I've never gotten a refund. I owed $78 to NY this year.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
$80 I had to pay the state because of unemployment. :(
Fiend Fiend 7 years
i guess my bitching paid off, i got my $34 today!! lol
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 7 years
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
our federal refund is about $8k
lawchick lawchick 7 years
I haven't done our taxes yet, but last year we got $4000 back. We pay a TON of interest on our home and our massive students loans. I guess I should withhold less on my paycheck to balance that out...
Smacks83 Smacks83 7 years
Fiend, I'm with you. NYS, wheres my money? Don't make me get my pimp hand out! I'm getting like $900 from fed, plus an extra $300 because I didn't get my full stimulus check last year (which was a nice surprise)
mguy414 mguy414 7 years
I'm getting $71 back, but the IRS is taking it away from me because it is entirely possibly that I filed myself as independent last year and I am sooooo definitely a dependent! So I owe them like $300 for that.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
Ah, good to know. I'm never 100% clear about what the penalties are and what determines if you pay them.
SDTransplant SDTransplant 7 years
Hi Modus, no underpayment penalties for me. I paid those taxes on my bonuses from work and capital gains/dividends.
Fiend Fiend 7 years
oops i forgot to put the amount: from feds it was about $900 or so, i cant remember the exact number but it was almost $1000, and from NYS: I'm supposed to get $35. (HELLLO NY STATE, i am STILL waiting for my $35!!!) :irk: :rant: Sorry, i just had to get that out.
Fiend Fiend 7 years
im sorry but i have to say i like giving the govt a interest free loan that i get back in April. My reason? After spending all the money that i do on ppl at xmas, its nice to know that in Feb/Mar i will have a nice lil check coming that will wipe out any little debt i might have, and if i dont have any debt its a nice belated bday gift to myself (my bday is xmas eve so i rarely have money to buy myself somthing) and i usually put alittle into my "DONT TOUCH EVER EVER" savings acct lol. Also think about it, are you really going to save or put away that extra $5 in your check? alot of ppl wouldnt do it (i know i wouldnt!) so i think of it as a way of setting aside money in a place i have no access to, no way to spend until the next year in which i will agonize for a couple of weeks as to how to use it. Just my 2 cents.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Ours was insane this year....$5K or so. I think next year we'll withhold less and use that money to invest in something with some interest. I think we're going to use the money to either buy another vehicle or insulate our house...we'll do something constructive with it, I'm sure.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 7 years
$2100 (mf'in huge, but I only made $18000 part-time as a full-time student so I really shouldn't have been taxed in the first place) I never thought about it as an interest free loan to the government!! I'm kind of mad now! The money's in my savings working for me now but damn, I wouldn't have minded collecting a few more months of interest on it.
Dhorwich Dhorwich 7 years
I got about $650 back from the Federal Government and $101 from California, which did take a while to go through but at least I got it!
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
We got the first time homebuyers rebate so we got like $10,000 but it is being used to replace our windows and other stuff to the house that we haven't been able to afford.
hope2be hope2be 7 years
Got back around a thousand something. Don't owe anything, they took out enough from my paycheck.
jessy777 jessy777 7 years
Also, I live in State Tax free Texas so I am happy when tax time comes around not having to complete a State return and possibly owe money.
jessy777 jessy777 7 years
$1166. I didn't receive a stimulus last year so that bumped up the amount I had returned.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
Federal and state included, my husband and I got back a little over $700 -- definitely better than last year where we had to pay $2,500!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i wish i was getting over $2000 but that's sadly not the case. at least i'm getting something back...
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 7 years
roughly $850 -- i forget exactly how much. i got it in february and it went straight into savings.
MrsRachel MrsRachel 7 years
I will receive about $400 from the Feds, but I did owe the state about $100. I am glad that it all worked out, because this was a tricky year for me. :-)
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