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It says i paid 1,400 in taxes but my return is 100 how do i get all the money that im owed

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It says i paid 1,400 in taxes but my return is 100 how do i get all the money that im owed

Circumstances change...tax laws change...we cannot see your tax return.   Make sure you entered your data correctly and entered the right amounts from your W-2(s).   Everyone does not get all the tax that was withheld back as a refund.   It is possible that this year you do not get it all back.

 

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https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4124827-how-do-i-connect-with-a-tax-expert-in-turbotax-live

 

 

We cannot see your screen, your return or your account.  Have you entered ALL of your 2021 information?  All your income, etc.?  Many tax documents that you need do not arrive until late January or even February, so maybe you do not have it all there yet.

 

 

No one in this user forum can see your tax return or your screen.  There were major tax law changes that began with the 2018 tax year that seem to continue to surprise some people.  Personal exemptions of over $4000 per person were removed beginning with 2018 returns.

 

 Was something different for 2021?  Did you have less income due to the pandemic?  Did you receive unemployment compensation?  If so, did you have tax withheld from it?

 

There are a lot of variables that affect your refund or tax due including how much you earned, how much tax you had withheld, your filing status, the number of dependents you claim, your deductions and credits, etc.  You may have lost Earned Income Credit or the Child Tax Credit— did a child turn 18?  If you received the EIC last year, remember that changes in the amount you earn have a big effect on the amount of EIC you can get. (Sometimes earning more money means less EIC)  Are you 65 or older ?  If so, your standard deduction is higher. Everyone has a higher standard deduction now so it is harder to use itemized deductions.

 

If you received advance child tax credit payments between July and December—-remember that you received part of your refund in advance—-so the refund on your tax return can be less than you assumed it would be.

 

 

And of course, always check your own data entries, looking for errors such as misplaced decimals or extra zeros.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901008-why-did-my-refund-go-down-compared-to-last-year-s

 

Print out 2020  and 2021 and compare them side by side to see what is different. 

 

https://www.postbulletin.com/news/business/tax-preparers-warn-your-refund-may-be-smaller-than-usual/...

 

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/tax-payments/video-why-would-i-owe-federal-taxes/L3VXudPiN

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It says i paid 1,400 in taxes but my return is 100 how do i get all the money that im owed

Please explain more what you mean.  Was you refund reduced by 1400?  Do you have 1400 on 1040 line 30?  That could be the 3rd Stimulus payment.  The IRS says you already got it so they took it off your return if you tried to claim it again.  Line 30 is only if you didn't get the full amount or qualify for more. 

Double check your bank statements and Check your IRS account (both accounts if married)

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