If your tax refund is lower than TurboTax quoted, it may be caused by a refund offset. This is when the government applies part or all of a taxpayer's refund towards the taxpayer's past-due income tax, child or spousal support, student loans, or state unemployment compensation debts. Also, make sure you did not add together your state and federal refunds. They will be deposited separately.
Please see the TurboTax FAQ, listed below, to learn about refund offsets.
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