Story Pitch: Your Refund Check is in the Mail

How Can You Make it Benefit Your Budget?

Many Americans will be adding to their bank accounts in the coming weeks with tax refund money. As a result of the uncertain economic climate, spending all the money has been replaced with plans to make it last. Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) members suggest making your tax refund benefit your budget:

- Pay down your debt
- Lower or eliminate car payments
- Fund retirement
- Prepay your bills
- Make an extra mortgage payment
- If you splurge, make it worthwhile

To set up an interview with a local CPA who can help your audience use their refunds wisely, please contact Kathleen Miller at 215-972-6188 or kmiller@picpa.org.