Informative New US Map Shows The Average Tax Refund In Every State — How Do You Compare?
Tax season sucks. Most people dread it year after year. And that’s even if they’re getting a tax refund. It’s just such a pain.
That being said, every year the federal government gives back hundreds of billions of dollars to taxpayers who paid too much. (Why do we keep doing that?) For example, in 2017 the IRS returned a whopping $324 BILLION back to American taxpayers.
And get this: according to IRS data, the average tax refund per taxpayer was $2,895. Obviously, not everyone receives the same amount though.
In the map below, created by the financial wizards over at cost information website HowMuch.net, states are split into four groups depending of the size of their average tax refund.
Dark green states have average tax refunds over $3,001, light green states between $2,751 and $3,000, light blue states between $2,501 and $2,750 and dark blue states between $2,300 and $2,500. The data were collected from the IRS and SmartAsset.com.