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kbenton3009
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Hi, my refund is considerably lower than last year even though I made less and had a child. Why is that?

 
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WillK
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Hi, my refund is considerably lower than last year even though I made less and had a child. Why is that?

There are several reasons why your tax refund will change year to year. If your income decreased, that sometimes can reduce your refund due to you not having enough earned income to receive the deductions or credits you did before. To see what had changed between last year and this year, please print off your 2015 and 2016 return and compare them. This will help you determine what 

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WillK
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Hi, my refund is considerably lower than last year even though I made less and had a child. Why is that?

There are several reasons why your tax refund will change year to year. If your income decreased, that sometimes can reduce your refund due to you not having enough earned income to receive the deductions or credits you did before. To see what had changed between last year and this year, please print off your 2015 and 2016 return and compare them. This will help you determine what 

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