Has your refund amount changed since you filed? Some of the reasons for changes are listed below.
Child Tax Credit/ Additional Child Tax Credit
The IRS adjusted the return for the manual entries you made for the Additional Child Tax Credit. The IRS will reconcile filed returns with remainder of the credit claimed on your return before they accept and issue the refund. If you have not entered in the aggregated amount of advanced payments received correctly, the IRS will make the adjustment based on their system and send you a notice. If you are Married Filing Jointly, you and your spouse would have received a notice with the total amount, which will then need to be combined when reporting on your return. You can check the total amount of payments received directly on the IRS website.
Recovery Rebate Credit
The IRS adjusted the return for the manual entries you made for the Recovery Rebate Credit. The IRS will reconcile filed returns with the first and second stimulus payments issued and the Recovery Rebate Credit claimed on your return before issuing refunds. If your entries do not match the IRS records, they will adjust the return and send you a notice. You can check the stimulus payment amounts the IRS issued to you on the IRS website.
Offset due to Past Due Obligation
The IRS has adjusted your refund amount due to an offset. The refund amount will be different on the IRS website but not in your account.
Filing Fees Deducted from Refund
If you elected to have the filing fees deducted from your refund rather than paying by debit or credit card, your refund amount will be reduced by the filing fees.
None of the above
If none of the reasons listed pertain to your return, we recommend you visit the IRS Where's My Refund tool for more information. Information will be provided there or in a letter mailed to the address on the return. Refer to our list or articles to assist you with your notice.