Tax calculator. Refund estimator. Smile generator.

Answering a few questions about your life, income and expenses with our tax calculator will answer the questions we all want answers to: Will I get a refund or owe the IRS? How much?

How it works:

Answer a few simple questions.

Most Americans are required to pay federal income taxes, but the amount you owe depends on a few factors. We’ll use your info to estimate your filing status and taxable income, then answer the question “How much will I get back in taxes?”

Tell us about your income.

Next, we’ll dive a little deeper to see how much you’ve already paid in taxes this year. For many, this is the amount withheld from their paychecks by an employer.

Find out your credits and deductions.

Using your income information, we’ll look for any tax credits that will either impact your refund or the amount you owe, as well as deductions to lower your taxable income.

See your tax refund estimate.

We’ll calculate the difference on what you owe and what you’ve paid. If you’ve already paid more than what you will owe in taxes, you’ll likely receive a refund. If you paid less, you may owe a balance.

Brush up on the basics.

Our free tax calculator is a great way to learn about your tax situation and plan ahead. We can also help you understand some of the key factors that affect your tax return estimate.



Taxable income

Your taxable income is your adjusted gross income minus deductions (standard or itemized).



Federal withholdings

This is the total amount withheld from your paychecks and applied directly to your federal tax bill over the course of a year based on your W-4 allowances.



Credits & deductions

Deductions are used to lower your taxable income, while tax credits are subtracted from the amount you owe.



Tax brackets & tax breaks

Your tax bracket is determined by your taxable income and filing status. Our tax refund calculator will show you how.



Standard deduction vs. itemized deductions

Standard deductions lower your income by one fixed amount. Itemized deductions are a list of eligible expenses that also reduce your taxable income.

Claiming CTC or RRC? Here’s what you need to know.

If you’re claiming the Child Tax Credit or Recovery Rebate Credit on your 2021 taxes, be sure to have your IRS letter for each when you file. This way, you can report the correct amounts received and avoid potential delays to your refund. We’re here to help.

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