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Quickly estimate your 2019 tax refund amount with TaxCaster, the convenient tax return calculator that’s always up-to-date on the latest tax laws. This interactive, free tax calculator provides accurate insight into how much you may get back this year or what you may owe before you file.

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How are tax refunds calculated?

Tax refunds are calculated by subtracting the amount of federal income taxes withheld from your total
income taxes due for the year. If the amount withheld from your paychecks for taxes exceeds the amount you owe,
then you will receive a refund. There are several factors that can impact how much income tax you pay
and how much you get back as a refund. To better understand what influences adjustments
in your tax outcome, check out the articles below:

TAXABLE INCOME

What Is Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)?



When getting ready to file your taxes, it’s a good thing to pay attention to your adjusted gross income (AGI). It can directly impact the how eligible you are for certain deductions and credits, which could reduce the amount of taxable income you report.

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TAX BRACKETS

What Is My Tax Bracket?



Different tax rates apply to different portions of your total income – minus your adjustments and deductions. Under the federal income tax system, “tax bracket” refers to the highest tax rate charged on your income.

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WITHHOLDING ALLOWANCES

What Is a W-4 Form?



The W-4 is based on the idea of allowances. It lets your employer know just how much money to withhold from each paycheck for federal taxes and can help you from having a big balance due at tax time.

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EXEMPTIONS

What Are Tax Exemptions?



Similar to deductions, tax exemptions can reduce your tax bill. Most people are entitled to some type of exemption depending on your situation. Beginning with the 2018 tax year, personal and dependent exemptions are no longer used on your federal tax return.

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FILING STATUS

How to Change Your Tax Filing Status



The first step in preparing your federal tax return is determining your filing status. Generally, you will have to select between single, head of household, married filing jointly and separately, or as a qualified widower. Your filing status determines your standard deduction, tax rates, and brackets.

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TAX DEDUCTIONS AND CREDITS

What Are Tax Credits?



Tax credits cover a wide range of expenses and situation, helping to reduce the amount of income tax you owe to the federal and state governments. In most cases, tax credits cover expenses you paid thought the year and come with requirements you must satisfy before you can claim them.

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