tax refunds

More Than 600,000 Tax Returns Delayed Due to Filing Errors

The IRS said 10%, or more than 600,000, of the 6.6 million returns claiming education credits it has received so far this tax season were improperly filed by tax software providers. As a result, those refunds could be delayed for as long as six weeks.

What Walmart's Outlook Says About the Whole U.S. Economy

Walmart on Thursday reported higher profits, but offered a weak forecast for the months ahead. The problem? The poor and middle-class Americans Walmart caters to -- and who are big drivers of U.S. spending -- are struggling with rising gas prices, delayed tax refunds and higher payroll taxes.

Walmart Blames Taxes for February Sales 'Disaster'

Walmart released its fourth-quarter results Thursday morning, reporting a mixed bag on earnings and sales. But the big story of the day was the retail giant's February sales "disaster," which it blamed largely on tax issues.

Treasury Turns to Prepaid Debit Cards for Tax Refunds

The Treasury Department is launching a pilot program to deliver tax refunds via prepaid debit cards rather than checks. The plan aims to cut down on the administrative costs associated with checks and to help lower-income taxpayers without bank accounts, The Wall Street Journal said.