Tax expert Jeff Socha returns… The new tax law definitely put more money in most people’s pockets. However, due to an anomaly of the tax tables and payroll tax computation software, many people have received smaller refunds. What they fail to understand is that they still ended up with more money and paid less taxes. Their overpayment to the IRS was smaller and therefore their refund was less. And that’s actually a good thing, because overwithholding/overpaying the IRS is actually an interest free loan to the government.