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buffalogabby
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Can we get a refund for more than we have paid in this year?

When I used another software our refund was twice as much as was deducted from our income.
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bwa
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Can we get a refund for more than we have paid in this year?

You can if you are eligible for a refundable credit such as the earned income tax credit.

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bwa
Alumni
Alumni

Can we get a refund for more than we have paid in this year?

You can if you are eligible for a refundable credit such as the earned income tax credit.

buffalogabby
Level 1

Can we get a refund for more than we have paid in this year?

Thank you for your help.  What about a credit for adding extra insulation in our attic?
buffalogabby
Level 1

Can we get a refund for more than we have paid in this year?

One more question:  does this refer to deductions, or credits only?  When I itemized deductions the $$ were so much higher!
bwa
Alumni
Alumni

Can we get a refund for more than we have paid in this year?

Residential energy credits are not refundable credits.  And yes, the rule applies to credits only.  Deductions may reduce your liability to $0 but will not result in refunds beyond what you paid in.

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