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mwall2
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I need to change where the direct deposit of refund will go.

forget it!  I need the information now.  Why doesn't the choice page have the option to change the direct deposit right there?   Paper check...here I come!
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CarolynB
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I need to change where the direct deposit of refund will go.

If you have not already filed and submitted your tax return follow the steps below:

1. Sign into your account, click take me to my return

2. Click the File heading

3. Follow the prompts for Step 1. When you get to Step 2, this is where the bank account information will be. Follow the prompts to edit your bank account information.  

If you have already filed and submitted your tax return you are unable to edit the bank account information once the return has been accepted. If your return has been filed and submitted and rejected then you are able to change the information, just follow the steps above. 

If the IRS is unable to deposit your refund into your account, they will mail you a refund check. 

There is a great FAQ that explains this further: 

Once your return has been accepted (or mailed), it's too late to change your bank account for direct deposit.

If you haven't filed yet, you can still change your bank account info for direct deposit. 

If the info you provided is for a closed or invalid account, the government will mail you a refund check.

If the info you entered is someone else's account, don't worry – some banks won't deposit tax refunds into accounts where names don't match up.  The best way for you to track your federal refund is to call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

If your recently-filed return is in pending status, wait until it's either accepted or rejected.

  • If rejected, you can update your account and any issues that caused the rejection.   Open your return in TurboTax and go through the File section again to update your bank account before re-submitting your return.
  • If accepted, you'll get your refund check in the mail.


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