Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
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Refund and Amount of Tax Owed

Refund or Tax Due

Errors that Affect the Refund

Larger Refund

The IRS recommends using electronic filing to avoid math errors and other common problems that can require adjustments to a return after it is filed.

If an adjustment results in a larger refund than indicated on the return, the IRS adds the difference to the last account designated for direct deposit.

More Information

When an adjustment is made to a tax refund, the IRS sends a letter explaining any errors that resulted from the adjustment, as well as any changes made to the refund amount, and the amount of each direct deposit.