Are there conditions that could change the amount of my refund?

Yes, 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 or mistakes;
  • Delinquent federal taxes;
  • State income taxes, child support, student loans or other delinquent federal nontax obligations; and
  • When the IRS withholds a portion of your refund while further review of an item claimed on your return takes place.