An exciting new opportunity for bond purchasers: Enter SaveYourRefund!
Launching February 1st, Doorways to Dreams Fund’s national SaveYourRefund promotion will give tax filers the chance to win cash prizes for saving a portion of their federal refund. With the help of partners in the public, private, and social sectors, SaveYourRefundwill make saving at tax time rewarding, easy, exciting, and fun! All tax filers over age 18 who are due a federal tax refund and save a portion of that refund using IRS Form 8888 can enter the promotion through a simple online form. SaveYourRefund will award four weekly prizes of $250, and a Grand Prize of $25,000! Enter today for your chance to save small and WIN BIG!
A Call to Keep Bonds Easy
The Keep Bonds Easy grassroots savings bond campaign aims to encourage the U.S. Department of the Treasury to preserve the tax time savings bond policy beyond 2013 so that all Americans continue to have equal and unfettered access to this easy, convenient and safe saving opportunity. Sign the petition today for the millions of working families who need access to affordable savings tools now more than ever. To learn more visit keepbondseasy.org. Together, we can Keep Bonds Easy!
Savings Bond Reports
- 2012 Savings Bond Report - In the third year of the Tax Time Savings Bond policy, over 35,000 people saved $20.3 million in savings bonds. The report also makes the case for the need to preserve the policy, which is currently under threat.
- 2011 Savings Bond Report - The Bonds Make It Easy national social marketing campaign launched after the option to purchase savings bond on the tax form became available in 2009. By April 2011, nearly 45,000 people have generated $11 million in savings.
- Tax Season 2009 Savings Bond Pilot – This report builds on results from previous pilots to show a strong preference for saving at tax time using U.S. Savings Bonds.
- Returning to American Thrift - The failure of most Americans to save adequately has profound national implications. Perhaps of greatest concern is the impact inadequate savings will have on lower income households.
Treasury recently announced the shift from paper to electronic bonds. Watch this short video on the Treasury Direct User Experience.