We highly recommend choosing direct deposit to receive your federal tax refund. It's faster than a check refund, plus it's free, safe, and secure.
You can even split your tax refund and deposit into 2 or 3 accounts, or use it to purchase U.S. Series I Savings Bonds!
Note: Due to IRS regulations, you cannot direct-deposit your refund into foreign accounts, only domestic accounts located in the United States.
Switching from check refund to direct deposit
You can always switch to direct deposit as long as your return hasn't been accepted or you haven't already mailed it.
- Open your return in TurboTax, click the File tab, and then click File a Return in the bar below the tabs.
- Proceed through the interview until you reach the How Do You Want Your Federal Refund? screen.
- Select the first option, To my bank account. This will open a new section at the bottom of the screen.
- Enter the information for the account you want your refund deposited to, then select Continue.
Switching from direct deposit to check refund.
If you have already filed your return and decide you would rather receive a paper check, you will need to contact the IRS at 800-829-1040 to see if they are able to change your refund method.
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