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Where's my tax refund? 9 filing errors causing delays

Where's my tax refund? 9 filing errors causing delays
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If you're one of the 150 million people filing an IRS tax return this year, including 129 million filing an electronic return, there's a pretty good chance you're waiting for your refund. Whether it's $10 you can blow on a pizza or $10,000 you can use to buy a car, it'll be great to have that cash in hand.

Except, you better hope you didn't make any mistakes when you were filing. The IRS warns that these common errors can hold up your refund. (Note: Keep reading to check the status of your refund.)

The 9 most common mistakes that hold up tax refunds:

1. Incorrect Social Security numbers

You know yours by heart. But what are your kids' Social Security numbers? And your spouse's? Right. Have everyone's Social Security card in front of you when filing returns. A mistake on any of them could delay your refund.

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