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Last Updated: 1/25/2018

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  • Who can direct deposit?Back to top

    Anyone with a checking or savings account can direct deposit their tax refund.

  • How much sooner will I get my refund if I direct deposit?Back to top

    ​Direct deposit is twice as fast as paper checks. On average, direct deposit takes half the time of a paper refund check. 

    The best way to check the status of your refund is to use our Where’s My Refund system

  • Do I have to direct deposit?Back to top

    ​No. If you do not direct deposit, a paper check will be mailed to you for your refund.

  • Does the Department of Revenue securely store my banking information?Back to top

    ​Yes. We take the security and protection of your personal information very seriously and have many security features in place to ensure this information remains confidential and safe.

    See our Use of Information page for more information.