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IRS tips to get your tax refund fastest

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(NEXSTAR) – It’s nearly that time of year again, when we cross our fingers and hope to get money back after filing our taxes – and for those owed money, the IRS has some pointers when it comes to speedy refunds.

The majority of Americans are already using direct deposit to get their refunds, but, if you aren’t, the IRS calls it the “best and fastest way to get your tax refund.”

If you’re using tax software, just select direct deposit as the refund method and enter your bank account and routing numbers. If you’re unsure where to find that information, you can look at a paper check, which will have your routing number on the bottom left and account number on the bottom right. You can also check your online back account info or call the bank for help.

If you have a prepaid debit card you may be able to send the money directly to it, but you’ll need to check with the financial institution to make sure you have the correct routing and account info.

For those taxpayers who don’t have a bank account, the IRS encourages people to visit the FDIC website, Veterans Benefits Banking Program or the National Credit Union Administration for help opening an online account.

To make the refund process even faster, file your taxes electronically and select direct deposit for the refund. The IRS says nine out of 10 refunds are issued in less than 21 days when the entire process is done electronically.

Doing so may be vital this year as it’s still unclear how the explosion of COVID-19 cases driven by the omicron variant will affect the IRS workers tasked with processing returns.

The IRS also notes that filing a complete and accurate return will help streamline the process. Taxpayers are encouraged to check IRS.gov for the latest on questions around advance payments of the Child Tax Credit, claiming a Recovery Rebate Credit for missing stimulus money and other issues.

Antsy and just can’t wait to see that larger number in your account? You can always check the progress of the refund using the IRS Where’s My Refund tool.

Tax season begins two weeks early

This year’s tax filing season will begin on Jan. 24, 17 days earlier than last year, the Internal Revenue Service announced Monday.

The IRS is warning that a resurgence of COVID-19 infections on top of less funding authorization from Congress than the Biden administration had requested could make this filing season particularly challenging.

“The pandemic continues to create challenges, but the IRS reminds people there are important steps they can take to help ensure their tax return and refund don’t face processing delays,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said.

Avoiding a paper tax return will be more than important than ever this year to avert processing delays, Rettig said. He urged taxpayers to file their returns electronically and to get their refunds by direct deposit.

It is also import for taxpayers who received a COVID-19 relief Economic Impact Payment last year or who got an advance Child Tax Credit payment to make sure they report the correct amount on their tax returns to avoid processing delays, Rettig said.

The IRS will send letters to recipients of the impact payments and the advance Child Tax Credit payments and taxpayers can also check for the amounts they received on the website IRS.gov.

The deadline for tax returns to be filed is Monday, April 18 this year, three days later than the normal April 15 deadline for filing taxes. The later date is a result of a Emancipation Holiday in the District of Columbia. By law, Washington, D.C., holidays impact tax deadlines for everyone the same way federal holidays do.

April 18 is the deadline for filing tax returns or requesting an extension. which gives taxpayers until Oct. 17 to file their returns for 2021.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Man who fled police, his passenger killed in Anoka crash, authorities say

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Man who fled police, his passenger killed in Anoka crash, authorities say

A driver who fled police and his passenger were killed after their car smashed into a pickup truck late Tuesday night in Anoka, according to authorities.

Just after 11:30 p.m., a Coon Rapids officer tried to make a traffic stop on 2000 Buick LeSabre on Hanson Boulevard near Gateway Drive Northwest, but the driver took off and a short pursuit began, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said in a Wednesday statement.

The pursuit was called off by Coon Rapids police as the car entered Anoka, where about a mile down the road it crashed into a 2006 Dodge Ram on Main Street near Ferry Street, the sheriff’s office said. The driver of the fleeing vehicle died at the scene, while his passenger — also a man — was transported to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck had minor injuries and was released at the scene.

The names of the men killed are being withheld by authorities pending notification of family.

The crash remains under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol, Anoka and Coon Rapids police and the sheriff’s office.

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Insiders: Season 2 Episode 1 – May 19 Release, Time And What Is It About?

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Insiders: Season 2 Episode 1 – May 19 Release, Time And What Is It About?

Insiders is a reality television series whereby contestants are filmed constantly, sometimes even without their prior knowledge. The differences between their behavior on and off camera are then confronted. It’s a Spanish television series with Najwa Nimri as the host. This show has everything a fan could ask for, including drama and twists!

The past winner Nicole del ago Espinosa, 27, is a social media personality and a proud trans woman. She required the money for surgery to express her gender on the exterior; also she wouldn’t go down without a fight, and she didn’t! She won the show and the hearts of all the viewers.

Will Season 2 Be As Dramatic As Season 1?

Season 1 contained 7 episodes with a running time of 40-60 minutes, which brought a lot of drama into the scenario. It has also received an average 6-point rating for all the episode.

Viewers compared it to the American television series Unreal in Spain; As the baseline of season 2 is similar to season 1, it all comes down to the current season’s contestants.

The official synopsis presented on Netflix about this season is, “Twelve people think they’re in the final casting around for a reality show. “As acknowledged from this statement, the drama would be of the same level as season 1, but with different contestants this time.

Insiders Season 2 Episode 1 – May 19 Release Time

Contestants Of Insiders Season 2 

There are 11 participants in the season 2, including Nowa (29, from Mérida, a social worker), Tania (35 from La Rioja, a store clerk), Ramón(30 from Ibiza, a private chef), Lorenzo (34 from Ciudad Real, Graphic designer), Adan (30 from Seville, Businessman), Raquel (29 from Madrid, Model), Marta (25 from Madrid, a human resource worker), Pablo (29 from Huelva, engineer), Alex (34 from Madrid, commercial advisor) and Sofia(25 from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a Business Administration student).

Release Date And Where To Watch?

The first 3 episodes of Insiders season 2 will release  on Netflix on 19th May 2022. So, if you’re planning on binge-watching, the first 3 episodes will be available on Netflix.

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UCF offers Daytona Beach Mainland 2024 safety Zay Mincey

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UCF offers Daytona Beach Mainland 2024 safety Zay Mincey

The last few players rom Daytona Beach Mainland High to play for UCF turned out to be quite productive. Knights coaches are hoping 2024 safety Zavier “Zay” Mincey is next.

Mincey was offered a scholarship by UCF on Tuesday, one of numerous offers the big defensive back — 6-foot-3, 190 pounds — has picked up recently. Mincey now has 13 offers from schools including Auburn, Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Texas A&M, so the Knights have their work cut out for them to win him over,

Mincey, a multi-sport standout, competed at the Florida Track and Field Championships in Gainesville this past week. He didn’t have his best performances, but finished 10th in the long jump (21 feet, 4¾ inches) and 11th in the high jump (5 feet, 11½ inches).

Last season for Mainland, Mincey averaged 3.2 tackles per game and had 1 tackle for loss. He also had 2 interceptions and 6 pass deflections.

The recent history of success for Mainland players at UCF was highlighted by the self-proclaimed fastest man in college football Adrian Killins, who finished his UCF career as the fifth-best rusher in UCF history with 2,459 career rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. Killins was last in the NFL as a roster player with the Denver Broncos. He is a free agent.

Offensive tackle Marcus Tatum also had a solid stay at UCF after transferring from Tennessee. Tatum earned all-AAC honors in each of his final two seasons as a Knight. Tatum recently signed a free-agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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