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colummar
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How come I am getting way less as a refund than last year?

I moved to another state and got refunded $800 less for 2022. 2021 and got more of a refund I made way less? How come?
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ee-ea
Level 15

How come I am getting way less as a refund than last year?

The best way to find out what happened is to make a line by line comparison of this return and the prior one(s).  Some credits have changed.

How come I am getting way less as a refund than last year?

There were several changes for 2022. Some credits like the EIC and Child Tax Credits went back to the old rules before the last 2 years. Last year for 2021 you could get the Child Tax Credit without having income and you got a larger amount refunded. Now it is a lower amount and can only reduce the tax to zero and not add to your refund. Here's a good answer that explains more,
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/why-is-my-federal-return-way-lower-than-last-year...

 

Why did your refund go down this year?
https://ttlc.intuit.com/turbotax-support/en-us/help-article/tax-refund/refund-go-compared-last-year/...


Print out 2021 and 2022 and compare them side by side to see what is different.



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