Originally Posted by fskof
I agree with both of you but I do know people that depend on that tax return to help pay x-mas bills or property taxes. Not the best finacial planning but for some its all they have.
The refund doesn't coincide with Christmas, but property tax may be paid with the refund if they file early and pay the tax out of pocket instead of escrowing the money. I guess I could see doing that but I would rather be able to use that money through the year.