Offer available through
February 15, 2019.
Subject to change.
Simply file your taxes with TurboTax and apply for Refund Advance.*
How do I pre-qualify?
Then, once the IRS processes your return, the remainder of your refund will be loaded onto your Turbo Card
(usually within 21 days).
This amount is based on your federal refund amount, personal info, tax info, and any third-party data we may consider. Refund Advance is available in amounts of $250, $500, $750 and $1,000.
This table shows the maximum Refund Advance for each expected refund range. Keep in mind this is only one of the factors that determine your Refund Advance amount.
Here are the estimated times funds will be available to use once the IRS accepts your return (IRS opens on January 28th).
To see our eligibility requirements, click here.
If you’re expecting a federal refund after filing your taxes with TurboTax, you may have the opportunity to select the Refund Advance at the time you choose your refund method.
If you are approved for the Refund Advance, you’ll receive an email within 48 hours that explains how to set up your Turbo Card account and start spending online.
When the IRS or state tax authorities distributes your refund, your remaining refund amount (minus your Refund Advance amount from your federal refund and any other agreed upon fees) will be loaded onto the same Turbo Card.
When the IRS processes your federal refund, your Refund Advance loan is automatically paid back. You won’t have to do anything!
Your approved amount is based on the size of your federal refund and your tax information, along with other factors. You may not receive the maximum Refund Advance amount if one of these factors doesn’t meet the qualifying standards of the lender.
If approved, and once your account is set up, you can start spending online using your Turbo Card information anywhere Visa is accepted.
When your Turbo Card arrives in the mail within 5-10 business days, you’ll be able to spend the money at any store Visa is accepted in the U.S.
We’ve worked closely with Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC and First Century Bank, N.A., Member FDIC to provide the Refund Advance to you at no extra cost. This is just another benefit of filing with TurboTax!
We just want to make sure you have a way to access a portion of your refund if you can’t wait for the money.
Withdraw cash at more than 19,000 surcharge-free ATMs across all 50 states.
However, there are fees for using your Turbo Card at out-of-network ATMs.
The Turbo Card is one of the easiest ways to get your tax refund after filing with TurboTax Online. It’s a reloadable prepaid Visa card that can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted in the U.S.—including online, by phone, and in stores.
Plus, when you use your Turbo Card account, you’ll have:
The third-party lender is First Century Bank, N.A., Member FDIC. With your consent, we will share your info with First Century Bank, N.A., and Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC and its subsidiaries via SSL-encrypted transmission. They'll review your info to see if you qualify for the Refund Advance.
If you qualify, you will be notified by email of your approved amount. You’ll be able to start spending online with your card information after setting up your Turbo Card account. Also, a physical Turbo Card will be mailed to you within 5 to 10 business days. The remainder of your refund (minus any TurboTax fees) will be loaded onto the card when the IRS or state tax authorities distributes your refund (typically within 21 days from IRS acceptance).
If you don’t qualify after filing your return, you'll still receive your refund on a Turbo Card. When the card arrives in 5 to 10 business days, there will be no money on it yet. Your entire federal and state refunds (minus any associated fees) will be loaded onto the card when the IRS or state tax authorities distributes your refund (typically within 21 days from IRS acceptance).
Yes, you can deposit money on your card at 100,000 Reload @ the Register locations nationwide, use fee-free ATMs, get ASAP Direct Deposit™ of your payroll and government benefits, download the mobile app to control your money 24/7,deposit checks, use online bill pay and more. Cash deposit & out-of-network ATM fees may apply.
No. Applying for the Refund Advance will not affect your credit.