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Learn How to Make Your Refund Take You Further in 2019

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Whether you’re hoping for a refund or preparing to pay up, one thing is certain: the 2019 tax season has been stressful.

Seventy percent of people believe their tax return will be affected by 2018 tax reform changes and 1 in 3 people say they are more anxious about their taxes this year a result. That’s why travel site Orbitz is rewarding taxpayers with a guaranteed tax refund on April 15.

Book a hotel or vacation package on on April 15 this year and you’ll travel tax free. Travelers that book a hotel or flight + hotel will receive a refund for the amount they paid in taxes and fees in Orbucks – aka travel dollars – that can be cashed in on a future hotel stay.

Airline and hotel occupancy taxes and fees can run as high as 15% to 25% or more depending on the destination. To help taxpayers save the most, the site is recommending trips where travelers can reap the greatest refund. International island hot spots in the British Virgin Islands and countries/cities in southeast Asia – India, Thailand, Singapore, Bali – have among of the highest overseas travel taxes. In the U.S., vacationers booking Georgia, Florida and Tennessee or cities like New Orleans, Chicago and NYC can save the most on Tax Day.

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