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Should my wages in box 1 , box 3 , and box 5 all be the same ?

My wages , social security wages , and medicare wages are all the same and I think it is messing up my refund amount.
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Should my wages in box 1 , box 3 , and box 5 all be the same ?

They can all be the same or all different.  Boxes 3 & 5 won't affect your tax return.   Are you getting any error messages?  

LeticiaF1
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Should my wages in box 1 , box 3 , and box 5 all be the same ?

It is very common for Box 1, 3, and 5 to all have the same amount.  As VolvoGirl mentioned, there are also times when the amounts can be different and that could be when contributions are made to a 401k, or if the person received taxable tips.  

 

If your refund seems extremely off, you can double-check the amounts you entered. You can review your entries to make sure there are no typos or that you did not answer a question incorrectly.

 

You can also access your personalized refund information in TurboTax:

 

  1. Open or continue your return.
  2. Select Federal in the left menu.
  3. Choose Federal Review.
  4. Under the Explain Why section of the Federal Review screen, select Why am I getting a refund of $? to see more details on your refund and how it was calculated.

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