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Why did my refund go down compared to last year's?

by Intuit Updated 2 months ago

There are many events that may reduce your refund, including:

You can access your personalized refund information in TurboTax:

Note: If your TurboTax navigation looks different from what’s described here, learn more.

  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.

If your refund seems extremely off, double-check the amounts you entered. A typo of just one dollar can have a big impact on your refund.

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