My federal return was $2,800 and state was $170 last year and $4,800 and $1,200 this year which seems like I made a mistake somewhere to be that high.
Nothing else significant changed between last year and this year besides buying a house in California. With form 1098 listing $4,670 for box 1 (mortgage interest) and $4,690 for box 6 (points paid on purchase of principle residence) as well as $3,500 on property tax.
Just wanted to double check that this type of increase on tax return is normal for owning a house? I don't want to make a mistake during filing.