Four weeks into tax season, the IRS paid out more than 48 million refunds, at an average of $3,034 a pop. That's up 3% from the average refund paid during the same period last year, the agency said Thursday.
Much of the debate about the economy in this election is about taxes -- how much we pay, who pays it, if the burden is shared fairly. As the rhetoric heats up, these numbers can help you separate truth from spin.
Many people think they know what the rich pay in taxes and have strong opinions about it. But the reality isn't always as black and white as they think.
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