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PATH Act of 2015

What is the PATH Act of 2015?

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, referred to as the PATH Act, requires the IRS to take extra time to examine tax returns that claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit. These credits are refundable, meaning that any amount left after covering your tax liability will be refunded. The refundable quality of these credits makes them prime targets for tax fraud, which is why the IRS is now required by law to examine these credits closely before issuing refunds. If you file early and claim either credit, your refund won’t be issued until mid-February and you won’t receive it until late February. This processing schedule is in accordance with the PATH Act and applies even if you file online.

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Help Before You File

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How e-File Protects your Tax Refund

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Make Personal Finances Part of Your Online Routine

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What Do Clean Water and Online Taxes Have in Common?

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Calculate Your Health Care Costs

Use our handy online calculators to see what your costs will be - and what your costs will be for health insurance - and what your penalty might be if you don't have it.

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