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Fact or Fiction: Tax Refunds
by Staff
Can you separate the truth from the myths in this tax refund quiz?

Before you file an amended return, you must first return your original refund check.

  • Fact
  • Fiction

If I lose my refund check, I can find out if someone else cashes it.

  • Fact
  • Fiction

I can have my refund check directed to my individual checking account, even if I filed a joint return with my wife.

  • Fact
  • Fiction

If I provide the IRS with an incorrect routing or account number for my refund deposit, they can correct it electronically.

  • Fact
  • Fiction

I'm entitled to a refund of the Social Security taxes I paid over the years.

  • Fact
  • Fiction

If I sign a blank return and let my tax preparer fill in the details, it'll speed up the refund process.

  • Fact
  • Fiction

In order to split my refund deposit into two different acccounts, I must deposit at least $100 into each account.

  • Fact
  • Fiction

I can have the IRS send me half of my refund as a check and deposit the rest of it in my bank account.

  • Fact
  • Fiction

The average tax refund in 2010 was approximately $3,000.

  • Fact
  • Fiction

The IRS will sometimes call you to verify data before they issue your refund check.

  • Fact
  • Fiction