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
Poll: Few Plan Splurges With Tax Refunds
Graphic shows poll results on how people will use their tax refunds.

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.

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