If you're thinking about filing your taxes early, you're not alone. The first date you can send in your tax return is coming up next week, and with holiday bills to pay off, more people than ever will be jumping on it. If you file next week, you can expect your refund in early February.
With all of the tax law changes we've been waiting to see how that impacts refunds this year, and out of the 53 million refunds issued so far, the IRS says the average refund is a few dollars higher than last year. What people are spending refunds on may surprise you.