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shawnmc1972
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I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

 
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MichelleT
Level 2

I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

If the IRS is not able to deposit your refund into your bank account for any reason, the IRS will mail you a check instead.

Sometimes the routing or bank account number is wrong, invalid, missing one digit, or if the name is not exact as the bank account, this can cause rejection of the deposit.

The IRS states a mailed check should take no longer than 3 weeks to arrive.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs2goapp

shawnmc1972
New Member

I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

I checked my banking information from my tax return and it was correct, Same banking information for the last 3 years.
Jakenashbo14
New Member

I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

We also have this issue this year never ever had a problem before now. 

Risanna1027
New Member

I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

Same happened to me

CassLO
Expert Alumni

I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

@Risanna1027 To add to the above information given, here is another example the IRS may have sent a paper check,this is directly from the IRS website:

Why am I receiving a paper check?

The IRS limits the number of direct deposit refunds to the same bank account or on the same pre-paid debit card. Because your request exceeded our direct deposit limits, we’re sending you a paper check instead.

Understanding Your CP53D Notice

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matthewjkaufman5
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I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

I've also encountered this issue just this year.  No reason why.  However it did cost an additional $30 in processing.  I only have a single deposit going to a single bank account so no weird issues there.

shouk1979
New Member

I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

i had the same problem this year. I have used turbo tax for years and set up direct deposit. I have had the same banking information for years and years and never had a problem. I was having one deposit made to one account....whats the issue this year?? 

CH94
New Member

I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

2020. I filed electronically February 1st. It's March 4. I have still yet to receive my federal tax return and I'm seriously running out of patience. I called Huntington, the IRS, they told me they couldn't directly deposit the federal. The state return has already been deposited with no problem, so none of this is making any sense. All of my account information is correct. They're now sending me a check through mail. I should've already recieved it by now.

JakailaLO
Expert Alumni

I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

After 2-3 weeks have passed you may also call the IRS customer service line at 1 800 829 1040 to inquire regarding the status of your return.http://www.irs.gov/Refunds

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Keisha35
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I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

Hello I also have a problem a single digit was left off my account. How long do it take to get a paper check and do the irs automatically issue out a paper check if they can’t send it direct deposit?

KatrinaLO
Intuit Alumni

I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

Once your return has been accepted (or mailed), it's too late to change your bank account for direct deposit. If the info you provided is for a closed or invalid account, the government will just mail you a refund check. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for delivery of your tax refund check, once it has been approved by the IRS.

 

Why am I receiving a paper check?

The IRS limits the number of direct deposit refunds to the same bank account or on the same pre-paid debit card. Because your request exceeded our direct deposit limits, we’re sending you a paper check instead.

 

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Rf10
Level 1

I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

A check only delayed my refund by 2 days. They send them out quickly by mail even if DD is set up. If the DD is rejected, paper check goes to address first class mail. Hope this helps!

Rf10
Level 1

I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

The same bank account after 3 years in a row will reject DD for fraud prevention. Therefore paper check is mailed

Koleszar
New Member

I set up direct deposit for my tax return, why is the IRS sending me a check.

Same here. I also had mine approved on the 1st of February and should have received it on Feb 22nd. But not it says they are sending it in the mail and to call them if I don't receive it by April 10th! WTH...

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