DH claims 0, so we get quite a bit back. If we didn't let the gov't hold onto it for us, it'd all be gone.
How much is your income tax refund (or how much do you owe)? - Page 2
Poll Results: How much is your income tax refund this year?
7% (7)owe a lot. =(
7% (7)owe under $2k.
18% (18)getting under $2k
27% (26)getting between $2k-$5k
38% (37)getting more than $5k
Us too in Canada.
Here, it is relatively easy to adjust your withholdings through tax forms along with the T1213 that allows you to account for RRSP contributions along the way rather than amassing a refund.
We got back about 300 from the state and are supposed to get back about 6,000 federal, but we filed out taxes in the middle of January and it STILL isn't here. The IRS customer service keeps telling us its a computer problem that is affecting other people with the 2009 home buyer tax credit loan thing, but we have friends who already gotten theirs and have the same situation. Just a little annoying, although it's all EITC and child tax credits, so its not like its our money to begin with.