TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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What if I entered the wrong bank account for direct deposit?

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.

And if the info you entered happens to be someone else's account, don't worry – some banks won't deposit tax refunds into accounts where the 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.

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

  • If rejected, simply open your return in TurboTax and go through the File section again to update your bank account before re-submitting your return (don't forget to also address whatever problem caused the rejection).
  • If accepted, you'll get your refund check in the mail.


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