Program Description

Direct Deposit is a free service for electronically transferring your tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service into your financial account. More than eight out of ten taxpayers use Direct Deposit to get their tax refunds. Direct Deposit is easy, safe and secure.

Whether you file electronically or on paper, Direct Deposit gives you access to your refund faster than a paper check. Direct Deposit also avoids the possibility that your check could be lost or stolen or returned to IRS as undeliverable.

General Program Requirements

You are eligible for Direct Deposit if you are due a federal tax refund and if you have a financial account.  You may select Direct Deposit on your tax form or software and include your financial account and routing number.   

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

No application is needed to use this program. In order to use this service, you must provide your financial account number and routing number on the tax form (paper or electronic) or use Form 8888 if you want to split your refund in up to three accounts.

Program Contact Information

For more information visit "Get Your Refund Faster" or visit and use keyword search "Direct Deposit."

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