Money In
By Kate Ashford

(MONEY Magazine) – Rush Your Refund

For the 70% of taxpayers who will get money back from the IRS this year, there are some surefire ways to speed up the wheels of bureaucracy.

• START NOW Filing early means the people who receive your return will be less busy and thus can process it faster.

• FILE ELECTRONICALLY This ensures that your return will be received the moment it's sent. Many software packages offer e-filing, usually for a fee ($8 to $32). C.P.A.s and other tax pros often include this service in their fees. But if your adjusted gross income is $52,000 or less, you can e-file for free (www.irs.gov/efile).

• REQUEST DIRECT DEPOSIT Direct refunds generally arrive in eight to 15 days, whereas a check can take up to six weeks.

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Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.