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Kessous4u
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Federal refund was substantially less than what was provided

I was supposed to receive $1300 for my federal tax refund but only received $791.  Please explain why!!!

 

Best,

 

James Kessous

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rjs
Level 15
Level 15

Federal refund was substantially less than what was provided

TurboTax does not get any information from the IRS about why your refund was reduced. There are many possible reasons. The IRS will send you a letter explaining why. You might not get the letter until a few weeks after you got the refund.


See the following FAQ for more information.


Why is my direct-deposited refund or check lower than the amount in TurboTax?

 

VolvoGirl
Level 15

Federal refund was substantially less than what was provided

Federal and state come separately.

 

A common adjustment is if you claimed the Recovery rebate credit on 1040 line 30 when you already got the Stimulus payment or got the second one after you filed or reported the wrong amounts or entered the wrong amounts in the 2 boxes.  If you entered the total you got for both rounds in the same box it would think you didn't get the other one.  The IRS knows how much they already sent you.  You might have tried to claim it again on line 30.

Mike9241
Level 15

Federal refund was substantially less than what was provided

in 2 to 4 weeks you should receive a letter from the IRS explaining the diffference.

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