My Tax Refund is Incorrect

My Tax Refund is Incorrect - Accountants

Getting your tax refund is a great feeling.  You pay thousands of dollars to the government, so when you receive a little bit of that back, in return it brightens your day.  But what happens when your tax refund is incorrect?  If it’s more than what you thought you were getting it can be amazing, but when its lower than what you expected, you feel disheartened.  So how do you correct the mistake?

Possible Reasons Your Tax Refund is Incorrect:

1)     You owed a debt and part of your refund was used to pay it.

2)     You made a mistake when preparing your tax return.

3)     The IRS made a mistake.

The most annoying thing about tax refunds is that the IRS does not assume any responsibility for the taxpayer or their errors.  You should make sure that everything on your forms is correct and double check for accuracy before signing and submitting your taxes.

What You Can Do if Your Tax Refund is Incorrect

If there is a problem with your tax refund then there are a few steps to take.  You can wait and see if you get a letter in two weeks.  The refunds you receive come in a lot faster than the letter that explains why your return was adjusted.  If there was a change the IRS will send this letter explaining their actions.

If you want to talk to someone about your incorrect tax return you can all try calling 1-800-829-1040.

– When prompted press 2, and 2 again.

– You will be asked to type in your social security number and then you can press 1 two times to confirm that you entered it in correctly.

– Listen to the prompts, but do not take any actions.

– You can then just wait to be connected to a real life person.  This process should take about 30 minutes but it is one of the only ways to get in contact with someone.

In the case that you cannot connect to someone in this manner you could also go online or on the phone and pretend that you want to pay your account.  This will ensure that someone will be in touch to talk to you almost immediately because they are looking to make money.

Check the IRS’s website and go to the option about “where’s my refund” to see information about any delays or corrections on  expected refunds.

Further Help

If you cannot seem to figure out what is wrong with your tax return you should seek professional help.  Use TalkLocal to be put in contact with reliable local businesses within minutes.  Simply input your problem and availability and TalkLocal will do the rest.  Almost immediately you will be connected to tax company or accounting firm who can help you out.

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