I'm getting $1500 back federal and $150 back on state.
I made $40,000, no kids, I rent, filed zero.
Wtf. Is it just this shitty tax bracket or what?
Sounds to me like you are having too much withheld. The goal would be to get zero back and owe nothing.
I paid like $5000 something in taxes to federal, somewhere around that throughout the year and $2000 to state. Got $1500 back from federal and $150 from state. Sound about right?