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IRS reports tax refund amounts down from a year ago

Did you receive a tax return this year? If so, how did it compare to last year? You’re not alone if you saw a reduced tax refund this year. Millions of Americans felt the same disappointment as you did preparing your tax return this spring.

The IRS reported paying out over $260 billion in tax refunds this year and while that’s a lot of money, it’s $5 billion less than a year ago. From the week of April 19, 2018, to April 19 of this year, return amounts were down 2 percent.

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