This time of year, many people eagerly check their mailboxes looking for their tax return check from the IRS. But, what do most people plan to do with the money? GO Banking Rates recently surveyed Americans and asked the question - “What do you plan on doing with your tax refund?” The results of the survey were interesting. Here is what they plan to do with their money:
- 41% - Put it into savings
- 38% - Pay off debt
- 11% - Go on a vacation
- 5% - Make a major purchase (car, home, etc.)
- 5% - Splurge on a purchase
“With a sizable tax refund, the average American would have a decent down payment depending on which region or market you live in.”They went on to add:
“[A]pproximately 5 percent of all respondents indicated they would make a major purchase which does not seem like a lot. However, there is a bigger group 41 percent who see saving the tax return is best and that group could be potential homebuyers if they are not already.”In other words, putting that money toward purchasing a home is a form of savings.