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.