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Why should I have my tax refund deposited to a Green Dot account?

You can get your federal tax refund up to 4 days early and your state tax refund fast when you direct deposit it to your Green Dot account. It’s a free and easy way to receive your tax refund faster than a paper check! Avoid waiting by the mailbox, or paying extra fees just so you can cash or deposit your tax refund. Best of all, receiving your tax refund through direct deposit means the money is automatically deposited to your account so that you can access and use the funds faster.

Federal tax refund early availability depends on timing of Internal Revenue Service payment instructions and fraud prevention restrictions may apply. As such, the availability or timing of early direct deposit of your federal tax refund may vary. The name and Social Security number on file with the Internal Revenue Service must match your Green Dot account exactly or we will decline your deposit.