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Last Updated: 3/18/2014

Direct Deposit


Direct deposit is the safest, most secure way to get your refund. By choosing direct deposit, you won’t have to worry about lost or stolen checks. It’s easy and convenient to put your banking information on your tax return and get your refund deposited in your bank account. Direct deposit is also the fastest way to get your refund. Direct deposit is available to you whether you file your return electronically or by mail.

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News Release: Want a faster tax refund? Choose Direct Deposit: No worries!

What to do:

  • If you e-file: select the direct deposit option and enter your bank account number
  • If you paper file: put your bank account number on your tax return before filing your taxes
  • If you use a preparer: they can do it for you. 

Direct Deposit Is:

  • Safe: You don’t have to worry about lost or stolen checks. The department protects your bank account information. 
  • Easy: When you file your return, enter your bank information. If you use a tax preparer, have the preparer do this as well.  All you need is your bank routing number and account number. 
  • Convenient: The money goes directly into your bank account. You don’t have to worry about cashing a check at the bank.
  • Fast: It’s the fastest way to get your refund. Refunds that are direct deposited get into your checking or savings account sooner. 

Materials:

For Tax Preparers

For AARP Tax Preparation Sites

 

For Free Tax Preparation Sites

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