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I got more back Federal last year I just wondering they got a 3500 or something I made more money this year I don't know I just thought I'd ask

 
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Rachel_W
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I got more back Federal last year I just wondering they got a 3500 or something I made more money this year I don't know I just thought I'd ask

If your Refund seems lower than last year, I would highly recommend you compare this year's Tax Return to last year's Tax Return line by line to pinpoint any differences.  Doing this may help you find a mistake or help you see exactly what is causing your refund to be lower this year.  Also, double check your input to make sure everything has been entered correctly in TurboTax.

There are many reasons that your refund could be lower this year than in past years. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Your Income Increased or Decreased
  • Your Federal and/or State Tax Withholding as a Percentage of Wages decreased
  • You deferred less income into your Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plan or Flexible Savings Plan
  • You have a type of income this year that you did not have in previous years (Capital Gains, Dividends, Interest, 401(k) Distribution, Etc.)
  • You qualified for a Tax Credit last year that you didn't qualify for this year
  • You deleted a Dependent or your Dependent reached the age of 17 during the year
  • You changed your Filing Status
  • If you Itemize, your Itemized Deductions were lower this year compared to last year

Check out the TurboTax FAQ below for more information regarding a decrease in your refund from prior years: 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3301788

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Rachel_W
Expert Alumni

I got more back Federal last year I just wondering they got a 3500 or something I made more money this year I don't know I just thought I'd ask

If your Refund seems lower than last year, I would highly recommend you compare this year's Tax Return to last year's Tax Return line by line to pinpoint any differences.  Doing this may help you find a mistake or help you see exactly what is causing your refund to be lower this year.  Also, double check your input to make sure everything has been entered correctly in TurboTax.

There are many reasons that your refund could be lower this year than in past years. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Your Income Increased or Decreased
  • Your Federal and/or State Tax Withholding as a Percentage of Wages decreased
  • You deferred less income into your Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plan or Flexible Savings Plan
  • You have a type of income this year that you did not have in previous years (Capital Gains, Dividends, Interest, 401(k) Distribution, Etc.)
  • You qualified for a Tax Credit last year that you didn't qualify for this year
  • You deleted a Dependent or your Dependent reached the age of 17 during the year
  • You changed your Filing Status
  • If you Itemize, your Itemized Deductions were lower this year compared to last year

Check out the TurboTax FAQ below for more information regarding a decrease in your refund from prior years: 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3301788

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