The smartest ways to spend your tax refund

 

Editor’s Note: While our Refund Advance offer ended on February 29, 2020, you can still read about the benefits of working with our tax pros to get the most from your taxes with H&R Block.

 

Finding out that you have a tax refund coming is welcome news. Who doesn’t love money? You may be wondering what to do with your tax refund to maximize your incoming cash.

To stay financially responsible, here are some of the best ways to spend your tax refund:

  • Paying down debt. Paying off credit cards, student loans or other debt can take time, but it’s a smart financial move to make. Using your tax refund to pay off debt can help you take a sizable bite out of what you owe. The quicker you can manage your debt, the easier it will be to tackle your other financial goals.
  • Taking care of home or car repairs. Need to fix that leaky sink or replace your worn-out tires? Whether it’s something you’ve been meaning to do or preventative maintenance, upkeep for your home or car can quickly derail your budget. In this case, it may be clear what to do with your tax refund.
  • Making a special family purchase. You might have your eye on something special for your family, such as a new TV or a computer for your kids to do homework. Spending your tax refund on an item that will benefit the family is a great investment.

How H&R Block can help

You choose how to spend your maximum tax refund. At Block, Our Tax Pros are dedicated to uncovering every credit and deduction, so you get back every dollar you deserve.Disclaimer number84. Scroll to bottom of page.

Why wait for your refund? Consider a tax refund advance

We know getting your max refund is important, but it also matters how quickly you receive it. Instead of waiting for your refund you could get a Refund AdvanceDisclaimer number109. Scroll to bottom of page.

interest-free loan of up to $3,500 when you file your taxes at a participating H&R Block Office. How much sooner? Approved applicants can receive money within minutes of filing.

If you’re approved, you’ll receive a text or email of the amount and your Refund Advance funds will be loaded to an H&R Block Emerald Prepaid Mastercard®.Disclaimer number110. Scroll to bottom of page. That means you have a convenient way to access your Refund Advance loan anywhere Debit Mastercard® is accepted.

Refund Advance and much more at H&R Block

Refund Advance is no longer available in tax offices for this season, but you can learn more at our Refund Advance site. Plus, you can still count on our tax pros to get your maximum refund.

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