Foundation president John Gannon.
“One of the messages we’re trying to get out now is tax time is a terrific time to save, because many Americans — and Texans — will get a tax refund in the not-too-distant future. According to the IRS, the average tax refund is about $3000, and that is a terrific way to start saving. And in fact the IRS makes it very easy to split your refund today and actually set aside some of that refund in U.S. savings bonds.”
A looming government shutdown could hold up the processing of tax returns. The IRS recommends that filers seeking to avoid delays in receiving refunds submit their returns online, allowing refunds to be processed automatically.