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The account number is missing a digit on my direct deposit information. How long will it take to receive a paper check?

 
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JerryS
New Member

The account number is missing a digit on my direct deposit information. How long will it take to receive a paper check?

Once your return is accepted and your refund processed it will take about two weeks for your refund to attempt to be deposited by your bank.  If the account number does not pass the validation test by the IRS the IRS will send you a paper check.

If the account number passes the validation test and the IRS sends the funds to your bank the bank will typically reject the deposit and return it to the IRS.  After that it will take the IRS one to two weeks to process your refund and send it to you by paper check.

If it is an active account, most banks will match the check name with the account number and reject tax refund direct deposits that do not include the account owner's name.  However this is not guaranteed.  It is best practice to contact your bank and let them know of the issue.

If your financial institution has accepted your funds and did not return them to the IRS then you will have to initiate a trace.  The IRS will contact your bank and attempt to recover your funds.  You will need to wait for two weeks after your return was processed.  Once the two week period has passed you will have to file IRS Form 3911 and file it according to the instructions. https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f3911.pdf

It is important to note that timing does not include the additional wait period for taxpayers that are claiming the Earned Income or Child tax credits.  IRS does not start processing those returns until 15 Feb 2017.

The best way to track the status of your refund is at the "Where's My Refund" link on the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/refunds

The account number is missing a digit on my direct deposit information. How long will it take to receive a paper check?

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The account number is missing a digit on my direct deposit information. How long will it take to receive a paper check?

How long would it take or what can I do for this problem 

TiffanyL
Intuit Alumni

The account number is missing a digit on my direct deposit information. How long will it take to receive a paper check?

The IRS asks you wait 4 weeks after you mail your return before looking up your refund at Where's My Refund?

 

When will I get my IRS tax refund

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The account number is missing a digit on my direct deposit information. How long will it take to receive a paper check?

How can I change my account number

KarenJ2
Expert Alumni

The account number is missing a digit on my direct deposit information. How long will it take to receive a paper check?

The IRS is setting up a portal where you can enter your bank information to receive the Stimulus Payment as a direct deposit.  

   

Economic Impact Payments  

   

Currently this portal is not available, it is expected to be available soon.  Keep checking the website for updates. 

 

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The account number is missing a digit on my direct deposit information. How long will it take to receive a paper check?

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 THR CHECK WAS SENT BACK around a month ago and I still haven't received it. I'm worried that the same thing is going to happen again 

The account number is missing a digit on my direct deposit information. How long will it take to receive a paper check?

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The account number is missing a digit on my direct deposit information. How long will it take to receive a paper check?

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CatinaT1
Employee Tax Expert

The account number is missing a digit on my direct deposit information. How long will it take to receive a paper check?

The online link is your best option to track your refund.  I have attached a link with more answers from the IRS as to why your refund may be taking longer to process.

Federal refund questions

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777769
New Member

The account number is missing a digit on my direct deposit information. How long will it take to receive a paper check?

My bank account number is missing one number how can I fix it

The account number is missing a digit on my direct deposit information. How long will it take to receive a paper check?

@777769

Did you already e-file?  If you did NOT e-file you can go to the FILE section and change how you want to receive your refund.  If you want direct deposit you need the routing number and your own account number.

 

You cannot  change banking information while your return is in pending, nor can you change it after the return is accepted.  The IRS does not allow it.

 

If you e-filed:

Banking information for direct deposit is wrong

If you entered incorrect banking information for your refund, you can change it if your return is rejected.  If it is accepted, however, it is too late to change it.  The bank will reject the refund and send it back to the IRS.  Then the IRS will issue a paper check and mail it to the address you put on your tax return.  Expect a delay of at least a couple of weeks to receive your refund.

Here is what the IRS says about entering incorrect banking information

https://www.irs.gov/help-resources/tools-faqs/faqs-for-individuals/frequently-asked-tax-questions-an...

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