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roberts1
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Refund to large something is wrong on my state refund

 
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HelenC12
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Refund to large something is wrong on my state refund

There may be several reasons why your state refund is larger this year. The following are some suggestions to help you find the difference:

  • Review your W-2, Box 17. Double check the amounts you entered into TurboTax to make sure you didn't overstate the state income tax withheld. 
  • Do a state income tax return line by line comparison to see what is different this year versus last year.  
  • In 2019, your State Tax Withholding was higher than 2018, for the amount of state taxable income.
  • In 2019, you deferred more income into your Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plan or Flexible Savings Plan.
  • In 2019, you qualified for a tax credit you didn't receive last year (or the credit amount increased).
  • In 2019, you added a dependent.
  • If you itemize, your Itemized Deductions are higher in 2019 versus 2018.

Related informationWhy did my refund go down compared to last year's?

 

[Edited 3-23-2020|11:26 am PST]

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HelenC12
Expert Alumni

Refund to large something is wrong on my state refund

There may be several reasons why your state refund is larger this year. The following are some suggestions to help you find the difference:

  • Review your W-2, Box 17. Double check the amounts you entered into TurboTax to make sure you didn't overstate the state income tax withheld. 
  • Do a state income tax return line by line comparison to see what is different this year versus last year.  
  • In 2019, your State Tax Withholding was higher than 2018, for the amount of state taxable income.
  • In 2019, you deferred more income into your Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plan or Flexible Savings Plan.
  • In 2019, you qualified for a tax credit you didn't receive last year (or the credit amount increased).
  • In 2019, you added a dependent.
  • If you itemize, your Itemized Deductions are higher in 2019 versus 2018.

Related informationWhy did my refund go down compared to last year's?

 

[Edited 3-23-2020|11:26 am PST]

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aiamo
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Refund to large something is wrong on my state refund

Make sure the import from your W-2 has not imported the wrong numbers! Delete the W-2 and import it again, and go through the Review Section again to see if that has fixed your issue.

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