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>total federal tax = 3,191.00
>total payments = 4,181.50
>refund amount = 991.00
>amount you owe = 0.00

>i don't know if all of these #'s are necessary to
>answer this question. i added my refund to total 
>federal tax and was 50 cents above total payments. is 
>this what they are refering to?


Probably.  In rounding numbers to the whole dollar, the IRS gives you an all-or-none option.  If you want to round off, do it everywhere.  Payments minus tax should equal refund amount, or given the numbers above, 990.50.  Alternatively, you can round off all the numbers.  Try it both ways and see which works out better.

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