So I was supposed to get say $2000 for my tax return and I completed the e-file. Then after 21 days I checked the tax refund PDF to see if I put the correct routing and account number and it was correct, but the amount to be deposited was only $300. So does that mean they’re going to mail the remaining $1700 to me or is it just gone?
Hopefully, it's not gone. There could be several reasons why your refund was less. And you should receive a letter from the IRS with additional information about your tax return refund. The most common reasons for a reduced refund:
Refund offset, which means your refund was applied to past due debt
The IRS made a change to your tax return
You can call the IRS directly and ask for an explanation: 1-800-829-1040.
Click the TurboTax FAQ link below to read more about why your refund was less than expected.