Tax Returns

NRF has been conducting its annual Tax Returns Survey since 2007 to gauge consumer spending and saving behavior related to U.S. income tax returns.

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Consumers using tax refunds to pay down debt

More Americans than ever planned to hold on to their tax refunds in 2018 rather than spending the money they get from the IRS. Of the 65 percent of taxpayers expecting a refund, 49 percent said they will put it into savings. 

Getting a head start
By the end of January, nearly 30 percent of survey respondents had filed their taxes.

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