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Refund Inquiries

Question: Are there conditions that could change the amount of my direct deposits?


There are several factors that could change the amount of your tax refund - resulting in either a larger or smaller refund than expected.

  • Examples that could increase your refund are math errors and other mistakes on your return.
  • Examples that could decrease your refund include math errors, mistakes, delinquent federal taxes, state taxes, child support, student loans, or other delinquent federal nontax obligations, or if the earned income tax credit (EITC) portion of your refund is withheld pending further review.

Category: IRS Procedures
Subcategory: Refund Inquiries

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The OMB number for this study is 1545-1432.
If you have any comments regarding this study, please write to:
IRS, Tax Products Coordinating Committee
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