Scammers could get to your tax refund before you do! How to protect yourself

Tax season is here! For those of you expecting a refund, you are probably looking forward to it. But scammers may beat you to it. It’s IRS identity fraud and versions of this scam pop up every year around this time. The Federal Trade Commission has deemed this Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. The short […]

You can now file your taxes. Here’s how long a refund takes

The IRS began accepting 2019 tax returns Monday, January 27. Refunds are the biggest “paycheck” of the year for almost half of taxpayers, who often use them to pay bills or add to an emergency fund. The tax agency says most refunds will be paid within three weeks of filing. Whether it brings dread or […]