There are no guarantees on what will trigger an IRS computer. The two general rules are:
1. You don't get in trouble for taking a smaller deduction than you are allowed.
2. The initial filing is just checked for correctness of the forms (and you refund processed). Any income or deduction matching comes later.
Yes. It's more like " Then they MAY check the numbers".
You're looking for some sort of assurance that your refund is coming soon. Nobody here can give you that. If you've already filed and were accepted, the bottom line is you'll get it when you get it. Nobody but the IRS knows the checking process. But, I'm pretty sure taking a smaller student loan interest deduction is low on the list. The fact that you took any loan interest is bigger trigger.
Check your refund status here: https://www.irs.gov/refunds
@Hal_Al Not reassurance it’s coming soon, just questions on if they can “ hold” my refund lol. I’ve never messed up a number on my
taxes so naturally it makes me nervous, but thank you for the answers it is much appreciated.