Poll: Few Plan Splurges With Tax Refunds

More people than ever are just paying off bills
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2009 9:13 AM CDT
Graphic shows poll results on how people will use their tax refunds.
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(Newser) – Taxpayers’ refund checks are starting to arrive, but this year the economy might not see much of a boost from that money, an AP poll finds. More people are planning to spend their refunds in some way, but 54% say they’ll pay off existing bills rather than go on spending sprees—up from 35% last year.