W-2 $15,000, Tax Refund $6,400

If you are filing as head of household with one child, with a W-2 for $15,000, and have no other income or deductions, your federal refund would be approximately $5,000 and the State of California refund would be approximately $1,400.

Tax credits such as earned income credit and child tax credit, offset income tax liability and produce this tax refund.

Any federal and state withholding listed on W-2 boxes 2 and 17, respectively, would further increase your tax refund by those amounts.

Depending on your state, the state refund will differ.