The smaller your tax return the better you have managed your tax payments
People should be happy that they have a small tax refund. It means you have managed your money is a way that you have not given the government an interest-free loan. The ideal tax refund is zero. It means you could be earning interest on that money. The average tax refund check is down 8 percent this year versus last, the IRS reported, and the number of people receiving a refund has dropped by almost a quarter.