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Refund less than expected

Hi Turbo Tax,
I just received my refund and noticed that it was less than what I was told it by $181.00.
This feature is pending. Thanks for your patience.
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Refund less than expected

One possibility why your deposited amount is less than your expected refund is, you used the Refund Processing Service to pay your TurboTax Online fees, your TurboTax fee plus the additional processing fee of $34.99 (plus sales tax) is deducted from your federal tax refund.

Another possibility is that your refund was reduced by the government, either to correct an error or through a refund offset. The IRS Where's My Refund tool will let you know if your refund have been offset. You'll get an explanatory letter from the government if your refund differs from what was on your filed return.

Federal and state refunds are sent separately, so you may have gotten one but not the other.

Refund less than expected

Thanks. My refund was about 1/2 of my filing--not explainable by the filing fee. I guess I'll wait for the letter from the IRS. Thank you.

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