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Subject: A return is not a refund Date: 2/28/2000 11:40 AM
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Thanks to Astrid, I have a place to put this. I just posted it on the credit card message board when someone started a thread called "I love tax returns" when what they meant was that they love tax REFUNDS!

A tax RETURN is the piece of paper you send to the IRS reporting your income,
etc.

A tax REFUND is the money you get back if you overpaid.

I have never seen such rampant misuse of the phrase tax return as I see on the Fool
boards. Considering what smart, witty, well-informed people everyone seems to be
here, this is a complete mystery.
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