Thanks in large part to tax benefits in the Recovery Act, taxpayers are seeing larger refunds from their 2009 tax returns this season -- according to the IRS, average tax returns are up by almost 10 percent this year.
While these tax return averages are interesting ... the question you're probably asking is "Do I qualify for any of those benefits?" To help you get answers, we've launched an interactive Tax Savings Tool to help you understand which Recovery Act tax benefits you should include in your filing.
Check it out: http://www.whitehouse.gov/recovery/tax-saving-tool
This morning, the Vice President talked about the benefits for taxpayers on the Today Show (video):
The big guys know all the credits and deductions to claim during tax season, but we want middle class families to know just how much is out there for them this year thanks to the Recovery Act – and how to take advantage of it. From help with college expenses to credits for cost-saving, energy-efficiency home improvements, these Recovery Act tax credits not only provide some needed relief for working Americans, but also help them invest in their families’ futures.
Here is a quick run-down of some key tax benefits available thanks to the Recovery Act:
The Recovery Act’s tax benefits of nearly $300 billion are not only providing some relief for middle class families, but also helping to jumpstart the economy and create more clean-energy, manufacturing, and construction jobs. To learn more, visit Recovery.gov.