SmartAsset examined IRS data to determine which counties in Kansas get the most tax refunds, and ranked Sedgwick County as the 19th.More than 70% of taxpayers in the United States get a refund, which may be beneficial for individuals embarking on a home renovation project or repaying debts. However, the average refund amount varies by state and county.
Each tax season millions of U.S. taxpayers are issued refunds for the amount of money they overpaid within that tax year. Meanwhile, some taxpayers end up owing money to the IRS after filing their taxes because they underpaid throughout the year. SmartAsset analyzed data from the IRS to determine the counties where people received the highest average tax refunds and the counties where people owed the most money after filing their taxes.
To determine the counties that received the highest average refunds, they divided the total amount of money refunded by the IRS in each county by the number of refunds issued in each county. They did the same to calculate the average amount owed, by dividing the total taxes owed in each county by the number of filers that still owe taxes.
SmartAsset then ranked and indexed each of the counties where residents receive the highest average refunds and where residents pay the most after filing their taxes.