Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Vice President Joe Biden for an exclusive (!) interview on taxes. He announced that tax refunds had crossed the $3,000 average threshold per filer — an increase of $266 on average an a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. We talked about the different tax credits available this year — including ones for first time home-buyers, those paying for college tuition, and ones for switching to energy-efficient appliances — as well as a new tool from the White House to help you ensure you get the most out of your tax refund (even if you’ve already filed). Watch the video below to see the interview, as well as some additional tips I shared this morning on the TODAY show.