Happy Tax Day!


So are your taxes in and your refund spent? Or, are you one of those people finishing that up at midnight tonight? According to the IRS, as of Friday, April 1 over 89 million people had already filed their taxes. 85% of those folks filed online and the majority of them used a tax professional to help them out. You won't be surprised to learn that 84% of those early birds were getting an average refund of $2,922. Even if you didn't get a refund this year, some companies are trying to make your Tax Monday a little nicer. Kiplinger has compiled a list of great tax day deals for you. My favorites are the free chips and queso deal from California Tortilla, because "you have to pay the big cheese", the $10.40 entrees and tax relief drink specials from McCormick & Schmick's, and a free appetizer or dessert from Chili's with a coupon on their Facebook page. Bally's is also offering free workouts today and deals on 2 year membership packages and current members can sign up for a free personal trainer session. So take advantage of the offers and enjoy your 2011 tax day!