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Typically, you receive a tax refund after filing your federal tax return if you pay more tax during the year than you actually owe. This most commonly occurs if too much is withheld from your paychecks. Another scenario that could result in a refund is if you receive a refundable tax credit that is larger than the amount you owe. Life events, tax law changes, and many other factors change your taxes from year to year. Use our tax refund calculator to find out if you can expect a refund for 2021 (taxes filed in 2022).
Most IRS tax refunds are issued within 21 days after the IRS accepts your return. You can see more specific estimated dates that you could receive your refund here.
Our tax refund calculator will do the work for you. You'll fill out basic personal and family information to determine your filing status and claim any dependents. The other sections will calculate your taxable income and find credits and deductions you can claim on your return.
Most types of income are taxable. You will enter wages, withholdings, unemployment income, Social Security benefits, interest, dividends, and more in the income section so we can determine your 2021 tax bracket and calculate your adjusted gross income (AGI). This amount minus your deductions is used to calculate your taxable income.
It depends – the filing statuses are single, married filing jointly, married filing separately, head of household, and qualifying widow(er). If you support a child or relative, they may qualify as your dependent. There are different requirements for qualifying children and qualifying relatives, but both types of dependents must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. resident alien. You must be the only taxpayer claiming them, and they must be filing single or married filing separately if they're required to file their own return. For more, see Who Can I Claim as a Dependent?
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