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jminer152011
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I put my wrong bank account in my info

I accidentally put my money in my sisters account but her account is on hold
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Tonita
Level 2

I put my wrong bank account in my info

As long as you haven't filed yet (or you e-filed but got rejected), you can simply step through the File section again to update your bank information.

  • Once you sign into your return, Click the File section, click Revisit in the Step 2 section.
  • On the How would you like to get your federal refund? screen, In my Bank should be selected.  Click Continue.
  • You will be able to update your account number on the next screen, Let's get your bank account info
Workaround

If you want to change or edit the banking information that is shown, 

  • Make sure that the box stating "I want my refund deposited into this account" is unchecked.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Continue.
  • You will be taken to a new screen titled, "Let's get your bank account info".
  • This will allow you to enter the new or updated banking information that is to be used for your 2016 direct deposit.

Once your return has been accepted (or mailed), it's too late to change your bank account in TurboTax for direct deposit.
  However, the IRS provides the following remedies:
  • If the return hasn't already posted to their system, you can ask the IRS to stop the direct deposit. You may call them toll-free at 800-829-1040, M - F, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Generally, if the financial institution recovers the funds and returns them to the IRS, the IRS will send a paper refund check to your last known address on file with the IRS.
  • If you have contacted the financial institution and two weeks have passed with no results, you will need to file Form 3911, Taxpayer Statement Regarding Refund, to initiate a trace. This allows the IRS to contact the bank on your behalf to attempt recovery of your refund. Banks are allowed up to 90 days from the date of the initial trace input to respond to our request for information.
  • If funds aren't available or the bank refuses to return the funds, the IRS cannot compel the bank to do so. The case may then become a civil matter between you and the financial institution and/or the owner of the account into which the funds were deposited.


yellow3301
Returning Member

I put my wrong bank account in my info

I can't get it change the i rs isn't taking calls so what do i do

yellow3301
Returning Member

I put my wrong bank account in my info

I put my wrong account number in i left out a number and the irs isn't taking calls so how do i fix it

yellow3301
Returning Member

I put my wrong bank account in my info

I already filed and i can't get the irs on the phone so what do i do

yellow3301
Returning Member

I put my wrong bank account in my info

Your not helping me your tell me to call and i can't call there not taking calls

Critter
Level 15

I put my wrong bank account in my info

 
Critter
Level 15

I put my wrong bank account in my info

Sorry ... but the IRS is understaffed right now so I doubt you will ever get thru ... what will happen automatically is (if the account number is wrong OR  your name is not on the account ) the bank will refuse the deposit and the IRS will convert the deposit to a paper check mailed to the address on the return.  Nothing you can do to change that so all you can do is wait.   If the address on the return is incorrect then put in a forwarding with the post office  and  mail in a form 8822. 

AshleyLO
Intuit Alumni

I put my wrong bank account in my info

@yellow3301 Upon filing, unfortunately, there is no way to change your direct deposit information. However, the IRS will not deposit your money into the wrong account. More than likely, you'll receive a check in the mail. See more here: What if I entered the wrong bank account for direct deposit?

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