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    Taxpayers lash out at Trump for Tax Cuts and Job Act 'scam' as IRS data shows refunds are smaller than last year

    US taxpayers have lashed out on social media this past week after receiving lower refunds than last year and some finding they even owe the IRS money despite no apparent change in their financial situation.American taxpayers were hit with the blow as the first week of filing came to a close February 1, despite the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act supposedly meaning lower taxes for the working class in 2018.
    Some directly targeted President Donald Trump in their complaints online as the Internal Revenue Service released figures Friday showing the average refund amount in the first filing week for 2019 was down compared the same time in 2018.

    Total refunds were on average $1,865 for individuals in 2019 while it was $2,035 in 2018, meaning single people have lost out on about $170 or 8.4 percent.
    A Twitter user posted Saturday: '#taxrefund last year .. $8000.. this year... $900. Lowest it’s been in 6 years. Wow, thanks @realdonaldtrump your trickle down tax is working wonders.'
    'Despite adjusting my withholdings down, I went from getting a #taxrefund last year to owing $1700 this year! Same job, house, and situation. @realdonaldtrump, explain that!' one person tweeted.
    'Completed my taxes. I file the same every year, claiming nothing. Getting back a fraction of 2017 return. Apparently I mis-read everything. Should have been called "Tax Refund Cuts" cause my returns suck!! Thanks @realdonaldtrump,' another wrote.
    Some even revealed they were turning against POTUS after voting for him in the 2016 elections. A social media posted 'after you screwed me... I won't vote for you again ... good luck in 2020.'

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...S-refunds.html

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    hmm this could be fake news or political attack to lower Trump's ratings.

    My girlfriend is getting more back, no change in income or deductions, I'm paying less and I have less deductions than previous years. I always have to pay because of being a contract worker, plus art sales, and other income sources.
    Life is like a fire hydrant- sometimes you help people put out their fires, but most of the time you just get peed on by every dog in the neighborhood.

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    Simple-minded people who only go by their refunds... did they even bother to look at how much tax they actually paid in and compare it? Likely not. I don't WANT a big refund... if I get a big refund it means they were taking too much out of my check to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huginn ok Muninn View Post
    Simple-minded people who only go by their refunds... did they even bother to look at how much tax they actually paid in and compare it? Likely not. I don't WANT a big refund... if I get a big refund it means they were taking too much out of my check to begin with.
    I've had about 12% tax withheld from paychecks already overall. Which is about the same as it always was.

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    Sad news , indicating , that Trump has got wrong advisors .

    He likely replaced the SWAMP with his own swamp ...
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