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I had a $600 return on my federal tax and I just got a letter from the IRS saying the tax amount applied to 2019 is zero what happened to my $600

 
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SharonC1
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I had a $600 return on my federal tax and I just got a letter from the IRS saying the tax amount applied to 2019 is zero what happened to my $600

I have not seen the letter but it sounds like the IRS changed your refund amount for some reason or possibly garnished your refund.  

Sometimes the IRS will send a refund adjustment note in one letter and an explanation in another.  So, if it wasn't made clear in the letter you received, you will likely get another letter in a week or two.

I will link some article about garnishments and refund reductions below.  They might give you some understanding until your you get further clarity from the IRS.

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/tax-payments/who-can-garnish-an-income-tax-refund/L7cPPzDyc

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894477-why-is-my-direct-deposited-refund-or-check-lower-than-the-...

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SharonC1
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I had a $600 return on my federal tax and I just got a letter from the IRS saying the tax amount applied to 2019 is zero what happened to my $600

I have not seen the letter but it sounds like the IRS changed your refund amount for some reason or possibly garnished your refund.  

Sometimes the IRS will send a refund adjustment note in one letter and an explanation in another.  So, if it wasn't made clear in the letter you received, you will likely get another letter in a week or two.

I will link some article about garnishments and refund reductions below.  They might give you some understanding until your you get further clarity from the IRS.

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/tax-payments/who-can-garnish-an-income-tax-refund/L7cPPzDyc

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894477-why-is-my-direct-deposited-refund-or-check-lower-than-the-...

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