$3.3 billion – the amount of refund interest the IRS paid to taxpayers in the fiscal year 2021.
Did you know that, by law, the IRS must pay you interest on your tax refund if it takes them longer than 45 days to process it? As of June 21, 2022, the IRS had more than twice as many returns waiting to be processed as it did the year before.
Even better news? As of July 2022, the guaranteed interest rate on unpaid refunds increased to 5%. Meanwhile, the national average interest rate on a savings account is a measly 1%.
With the average individual refund at $3,263, there could be an extra $163 in your pocket just for filing your 2021 tax return!
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As Benjamin Franklin famously wrote: “remember that time is money.”