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tmb1217
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

 
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JamesG1
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

For those tax filers who have not yet filed a 2019 tax return, TurboTax recommends that they file their 2019 tax return now to get their tax refund and stimulus check quickly. This will ensure that the IRS has the most current tax filing and direct deposit information, which they will use to determine individual stimulus check amounts.

 

If you will be receiving a stimulus check but you have not filed taxes in 2018 or 2019, the TurboTax Stimulus Registration product was designed to help millions easily file a minimum tax return with the IRS.  The tax return will have the information needed to determine stimulus eligibility.

 

If you have filed taxes in 2018 or 2019 but want to change your direct deposit information for the stimulus check, see this statement in this TurboTax Help.

 

“In the coming weeks, the Treasury plans to develop a web-based portal for you to provide your banking information to the IRS online so that you can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail.”

 

This portal is not yet available.

 

See also this TurboTax Help.

 

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Tribe040610
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

Question for James (tax help)

If you have multiple checking accounts listed on the 2019 tax return but one account on 2018 tax return. 

Do you know possibly how the deposit will be handled? Or would the elective be a paper check for the stimulus payment? 

 

Thank you. 

KrisD15
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

The IRS will send paper checks as a last resort. If they have any direct deposit information on file for you, they will use that first. 

I can't say for sure, but I assume they would not bather splitting the stimulus payment. In most likelihood they will use the account you listed first on your most recent return. 

 

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Tribe040610
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

Thank you. 

That would be my choice if they did. 

Just curious how they would handle it. 

 

KrisD15
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

Below is an IRS on the latest news. 

 

IRS Link

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itsjavii
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

I no longer have a bank account how will i get my stimulus check from the irs?

 

DeanM15
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

You will need to wait for the Treasury to set up the web portal for you to enter the banking information. If you did not have a refund with Direct Deposit, the IRS does not have your banking information. 

 

"In the coming weeks, Treasury plans to develop a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail."

 

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Jeannie3
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

I filed for my stumlus check and I want to have it direct deposited un stead of mailed to me how do i change that 

DeanM15
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

You will need to wait for the Treasury to set up the web portal for you to enter the banking information. If you did not have a refund with Direct Deposit, the IRS does not have your banking information. 

 

"In the coming weeks, Treasury plans to develop a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail."

 

See more info here on the Treasury website.

 

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itsjavii
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

I had a bank account when I filed my taxes but I closed it. Will the irs be sending it in a check to the address they have? Or can I still wait to set up my direct deposit on the treasury website?

MayaD
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

In the coming weeks, Treasury plans to develop a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail. IRS website 

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Jessica1987
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

I got the turbo tax card for 2019 tax return but used a different account for 2018. Will they put it on the turbo tax card or the one I used for 2018? I prefer the 2018 account but I doubt they will use that one as 2019 was more recent but have been reading that it hasn't been decided if they will be depositing on the turbo tax cards.  Also I have moved since filing my 2019 taxes. So if they won't be using the turbo tax card I need to know if they will use the account for 2018 or mailing a check. 

CatinaT1
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

I think 2019 information will be used first.

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Ladybug1311
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How can I change my direct deposit info for the stimulus check

Need to change direct deposit info

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