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I do not think i should owe taxes,i feel i should get a refund. Maybe there is a mistake

 
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I do not think i should owe taxes,i feel i should get a refund. Maybe there is a mistake

No one else can see your tax return.  What do you think is wrong with your return, other than your "feeling" that you should be getting a refund?  Did you get stuck somewhere and not know how to enter something?  There are major changes in the tax laws for 2018 so lots of people are getting unexpected results when they prepare their returns.

There are are 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 17?  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.  Or do you have a healthcare penalty?  We used to be able to suggest comparing two years of tax returns side by side to find the differences.  But with the drastic change in the 2017 and 2018 forms, that is tricky this year. Another thing to compare is the amount withheld for federal tax in box 2 of your 2018 W-2 with the amount withheld for 2017.


https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4482394-how-will-tax-reform-affect-my-2018-federal-tax-return


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


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


**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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