Go to this IRS website for federal tax refund FAQ's - https://www.irs.gov/refunds/tax-season-refund-frequently-asked-questions
Why is my refund different than the amount on the tax return I filed?
All or part of your refund may have been used (offset) to pay off past-due federal tax, state income tax, state unemployment compensation debts, child support, spousal support, or other federal nontax debts, such as student loans. To find out if you may have an offset or if you have questions about an offset, contact the agency to which you owe the debt.
We also may have changed your refund amount because we made changes to your tax return. You’ll get a notice explaining the changes. Where’s My Refund? will reflect the reasons for the refund offset when it relates to a change in your tax return.
Tax Topic 203 - Refund Offsets for Unpaid Child Support, Certain Federal and State Debts, and Unempl... has more information about refund offsets.
I’m 19, this is the only the second time I’ve done my taxes and they had already taken it out of my taxes cause I didn’t pay enough to the state. That’s why I was getting only 934 I made 28,000 last year I was suppose to get more but they took some out already so I didn’t owe anyone or anything else.
@daws2020 We do not understand your issue. What was the refund amount shown on line 20 of your federal tax return--your Form 1040? Print it and look at it if you have not done so:
Did you receive the amount shown on line 20? Or did you choose to have your TurboTax fees deducted from your federal refund? If you chose to do that, then look at what your fees were and do some math:
How can I see my TurboTax fees?
If you owed money to your state that is a separate issue. Your federal refund could not be used to pay the state. You have to pay the state yourself.
Your state tax due cannot be paid from your federal refund.
It is not possible to pay your state tax due from your federal refund, nor is it possible to pay a federal tax due from a state refund. The federal and state treasuries are completely separate from each other. You may have seen a TurboTax summary of your federal and state amounts that confused you into thinking one was “paying” the other. It is not.
You must pay your state tax due using the state’s preferred method of receiving payment. For most states that will be by making a payment to the state’s own tax website, or by mailing a check or money order.