Last year, I got enough money back from my tax refund to go on a trip to Las Vegas with my mom for a few days. I had a total blast! It was something I’d never done before and the experience was incredible- I even saw Cirque du Soleil and won $15 from a slot machine Yes, I know, I write for a finance site, and there are definitely more responsible ways to use your refund (pay down debt, put into retirement, start an emergency fund, make an extra mortgage payment- the possibilities are endless), but I believe that spending money on new experiences is an investment. I regret nothing and am looking forward to tax season this year- which will be spent on smarter things. I’m not counting on getting as much back this year, but even a little bit helps!
So, you’ve filed your taxes but are just waiting to hear back. How do you know when you’ll get your refund? Check out this article by Lisa Aberle at Get Rich Slowly for more:
-Considering the complicated tax code, I think it is amazing that this tool is called, quite simply,”Where’s my refund?” Anyway, you will need to provide your social security number, filing status, and exact — please note“exact” — refund amount in order for your request to be processed.
You can even use the official smartphone app of the IRS (IRS2Go) to check the status of your refund.
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