About 40% of American consumers live paycheck-to-paycheck making the average tax refund of $2,700 a substantial financial resource for the average American family. It’s also the reason so many taxpayers file their taxes before February 14.

The American Tax & Financial Center infographic takes a look at the average consumer and how tax refunds help them financially. Our data release also gives you more information on how tax refunds help Americans keep more money in their pockets.