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Shastybobasty
Level 2

Federal return decreased

I just received that my federal tax refund has been adjusted, this year is the first time I’m filing married-filing jointly. We are also claiming my step son this year. I’ve always had my daughter as I’m a single parent to her….I’m so confused why they would do this we didn’t even make 150k someone please help before I have to call 🥺74D9161B-7D8C-433E-858A-696AA91C7A80.png

 

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Federal return decreased

We cannot see your tax return.  We know nothing about the ages of the children you claimed on your 2020 return.   You cannot receive the first or second stimulus payment for a child who was over the age of 16 at the end of 2020.   Was one of them over 16?

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Shastybobasty
Level 2

Federal return decreased

@xmasbaby0 @They were both 11 at the end of 2020. My daughter and my step son. 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Federal return decreased

Okay---that message you posted gave you kind of a "menu" of reasons why one of the kids did not qualify.   Have you double-checked the dates of birth and Social Security numbers you entered?   Did you say that both of them lived with you for at least 7 months of 2020?   You will have to wait for a letter they will send that may be more explicit about the reason for the reduction in your refund.  TurboTax gets no information when the IRS reduces your refund.  The IRS does make mistakes so when you see what the exact reason is you may be able to call and get it corrected.

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Shastybobasty
Level 2

Federal return decreased

@xmasbaby0  thanks! I just have never been through this haha I checked the ssn and they are correct I’ll double verify the bdays are correct and yes my daughter is 100% with me and my

step son was 7 months with us. Again thank you for the help! 

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