TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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What is the Refund Processing Service?

The Refund Processing Service give you the option to deduct your TurboTax fees from your federal tax refund for an additional charge.

It comes in handy if you don't have a credit or debit card to pay your TurboTax fees.

Refund Processing is not required to file or direct-deposit your refund; it's simply a convenient way to pay for TurboTax.

Despite rumors to the contrary, Refund Processing won't slow down (nor speed up) your tax refund.

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To take advantage of the Refund Processing Service, you'll need to e-file your federal return. This option is not available on paper-filed federal returns.

The option only appears if you have a federal tax refund. If you have a 0 refund or owe additional IRS taxes, you won't be able to use Refund Processing as a payment option.

You'll need a bank account if you want your refund direct-deposited. The name on the account will need to match the name on the return. Also, with refund processing, you can't split your refund into two or more accounts.

Refund Processing can only be used once to pay your fees. This means that if you already used Refund Processing to pay for your federal return, you won't be able to use it again if you later file a state return.

Finally, Refund Processing fees are only charged once, when the IRS processes your return. If your return is rejected by the IRS, you might be asked to enter your payment information again. Don't worry. We won't charge you a second time.

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