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I didn't receive my full federal refund

Please click the link below to contact the Internal Revenue Service for assistance.

 

How do I contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS ...

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I didn't receive my full federal refund

 

Did you choose to have TT fees deducted from your Federal refund?  (Remember that if you did that, you also agreed to an extra refund processing fee of $39.99)

How can I see my TurboTax  fees?   

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2565973-how-do-i-review-my-fees-in-turbotax-online

 

Be aware also that your Federal refund and state refund do NOT come together. Federal and state tax returns are processed by two completely separate entities.

 

 

To call the IRS:IRS:  800-829-1040  hours 7 AM - 7 PM local time Mon-Fri

Listen to each menu before making the selection.

First choose your language. Press 1 for English.

Then do NOT choose the first choice re: "Refund", or it will send you to an automated phone line.

Instead, press 2 for "personal income tax".

Then press 1 for "form, tax history, or payment".  

Then press 3 "for all other questions."

Then press 2 "for all other questions."  It should then transfer you to an agent.

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I didn't receive my full federal refund

 
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I didn't receive my full federal refund

@laddired5 To add to xmasbaby0's comment, there could be refund Refund Offsets, and if that is the case, the IRS will send you a letter with an explanation. Please refer to the article below.

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

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I didn't receive my full federal refund

You ever figure out what happened to you taxes last year ? I had the same thing happen to me this year !

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I didn't receive my full federal refund

Why dud b

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I didn't receive my full federal refund

@twlittle2020

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I didn't receive my full federal refund

I only received $960 of a $3600 federal return.. why?

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I didn't receive my full federal refund

@Binky191

MY REFUND WAS LESS THAN I EXPECTED

There can be a number of reasons why your refund was less than the amount you expected. First of all, look carefully at your actual tax returns.  There is sometimes confusion about the amount of refund to expect when users misinterpret the “summary” they saw in TurboTax. The amount of your refund is on your tax return.  Federal refund line 20 on Form 1040  State tax forms are all different so we cannot tell you what line to look at on your state form.  BUT it is important to actually LOOK at your tax return forms yourself and see the amounts of your tax refunds and/or tax due.  A lot of confusion would be avoided by doing that.

 

TurboTax does not receive feedback from the IRS regarding money that was offset from your refund.  If you owed back taxes, child support, student loan debt, etc. you will receive a letter of explanation from the IRS in several weeks.  The WMR site will contain a message regarding your offset.  It is also possible that the IRS caught a mistake you made and reduced your refund.

 

It is also possible that your state reduced your refund for debts owed in your state—if the state reduced your state refund you will receive a letter from the state.

https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-refund-offsets-pay-unpaid-debts

 IRS Treasury Offset Program Call Center at 1-800-304-3107

 

Be aware also that your Federal refund and state refund do NOT come together. Federal and state tax returns are processed by two completely separate entities.  There is no rule as to which one will come first,

 

Did you choose to have TT fees deducted from your Federal refund?  (Remember that if you did that, you also agreed to an extra refund processing fee of $39.99)

How can I see my TurboTax  fees?   

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2565973-how-do-i-review-my-fees-in-turbotax-online

 

https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-refund-offsets-pay-unpaid-debts

 

 

Reduced Refund     https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc203

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I didn't receive my full federal refund

Hi, I didn’t receive my full federal tax

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I didn't receive my full federal refund

@rafita74 Return to the question you posted and scroll up to the reply directly above your post.

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I didn't receive my full federal refund

Is anyone still having this issue? It just happened to me too last month. And no irs letter either. It might have something to do with our state? 

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I didn't receive my full federal refund

Please see the below link for more information concerning not receiving your full refund:

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/refunds/help/why-is-my-direct-deposited-refund-or-check-lower-than...

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I didn't receive my full federal refund

I didnt get my full refund. I was supposed to get 295 and all I got was 184. It says estimate refund date is 11th of March. And so far all I got was 184. So one day left to recieve the rest of my refund. 

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I didn't receive my full federal refund

@Sky9698 It is possible the government may have made a correction to your tax return, resulting in a lower than anticipated refund. You will get an official explanatory letter when this happens. Please see the link below for more information:

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

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