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Average Tax Refund for 2009

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

According to the tax stats calculated by the IRS, the average tax refund for 2009 is $2,488. 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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chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
I owed $1500. I'm only putting money into a regular 401(k) now instead of a Roth 401(k), so I should be better off next year.
mydiadem mydiadem 7 years
4300, I filed by in January and got my refund in early Feb. Seems like ages ago!
Antioxidant Antioxidant 7 years
I received exactly $1021.
luna08 luna08 7 years
Around $3,400? (I get it direct depostied right inot my savings, so I'm not totally sure). I keep my withholding super low, and took a paycut this year, but my awesome accountant dug up every educational credit possible!
lawchick lawchick 7 years
We owed about $2700 federal and $700 state. Ugh!
StephMFundazu StephMFundazu 7 years
Let's just say- so happy I filed single rather than a dependent, and bought a car!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
$8K. I think we withheld way too much again.
jjasinsk jjasinsk 7 years
I had to pay $62 to the state...not for any job I had (I was in college) but because I won an academic award and had to pay taxes on it :(
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
$4457 from federal $359 from state, we got more back than usual. We took advantage of some tax credits for work we did to the house.
senorita senorita 7 years
I had to write a check but less than $200 each for state and federal. Not too bad in my opinion!
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
1800 from the federal and 120 from state; I'm still waiting and I filed my return in January. For some reason my address was entered incorrectly (not by me but IRS). I thought everything was electronic but I should get it around the last of May.
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
I got $1300 back. I was a little disappointed because I got $1700 last year, but I figured it was better than nothing. My boyfriend only got $50 back. =/
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i'm told i'm getting $3400! and my bf is the same...can't wait to actually see it in my account!
supercoolnat supercoolnat 7 years
We got about 800 from the IRS and 400 from the state. I think we actually managed to estimate our withholdings pretty well, considering our return was more complicated this year than previous years.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
Approx $3000. I can't convince my hubby to change his withholding allowance to stop giving so much money to the gov't. sigh...
imLissy imLissy 7 years
I owed the government $250
kendallina kendallina 7 years
I got a tax refund of $157. I paid $135 to H&R Block to prepare my return this year due to my taxes being a bit more complicated this year. So, I only walked away with $25. Not too great, but at least I didn't owe!
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