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My tax return this year is 11974 but I owed the irs 3237, will the irs automatically deduct that from my return and send me the rest?

I filed my return January 24 thats why I'm asking
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My tax return this year is 11974 but I owed the irs 3237, will the irs automatically deduct that from my return and send me the rest?

Do you mean you owed back taxes to the IRS?   If you owe taxes from some previous year, the IRS knows it and they will offset your 2021 refund for the amount you owe.   There is not anywhere on your tax form to indicate that you owe back taxes, but the offset will occur automatically.  They will send you a letter a few weeks later.

 

First, check your e-file status to see if your return was accepted: 

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/efile-status-lookup/

 

Once your federal return has been accepted by the IRS, only the IRS has any control.  TurboTax does not receive any updates from the IRS. Your ONLY source of information about your refund now is the IRS.

 

You need your filing status, your Social Security number and the exact amount  (line 35a of your 2021 Form 1040) of your federal refund to track your Federal refund:   

https://www.irs.gov/refunds

To track your state refund:    

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433-how-do-i-track-my-state-refund

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901548-why-do-some-refunds-take-longer-than-others

If you chose to have your TurboTax fees deducted from your federal refund, that will take some extra time, while the third party bank handles the refund processing.

https://www.irs.gov/refunds/tax-season-refund-frequently-asked-questions

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2840013-does-accepted-mean-my-refund-is-approved

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2724106-my-return-is-accepted-but-still-not-approved-is-there-a-pr...

 

**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.**

My tax return this year is 11974 but I owed the irs 3237, will the irs automatically deduct that from my return and send me the rest?

A refund of almost $12,000 is unusual, so the IRS may have pulled it for a manual review.  Do you also owe the state back taxes?  If so, those might be taken from the 2021 Federal refund as well.

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