Direct deposit your tax return to a Green Dot Card

The Smart Way to a Fast Tax Refund

FAST - Get your refund faster than a paper check.

SMART - Your money is secure if your card is ever lost or stolen.1

CONVENIENT - Get text alerts when your refund arrives.2

EASY - We can text you the direct deposit info you need for your tax forms.

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How to Direct Deposit Your Tax Refund

Step 1

Log in to your account

If you don't have a Green Dot card, Get a card now 
or purchase a card in stores nationwide.

Step 2

Get your direct deposit info

You'll find the bank routing and account numbers on the direct deposit page online or in the app. Or, you can get them quickly by texting DDinfo to 37267

Step 3

File Your Tax Return

Enter these numbers on your tax form. Choose "Checking" on your tax form. Be sure the name on your tax return matches the name on your card.

How to direct deposit your tax refund

Tax time checklist

Whether you do your own taxes or file them with a professional, here is what you may need on hand to complete your filing:

  • Full Name (exactly as it appears on your Green Dot card)
  • Date Of Birth (for yourself and everyone included on your tax return)
  • Social Security Number (or tax ID numbers for yourself and everyone included on your tax return)
  • Green Dot Bank Routing Number: 124303120
  • Your 16-Digit Bank Account number. This is different from your card number. You can always have this number sent to you by texting DDinfo to 37267. Carrier message and data rates apply.
  • W-2 forms (and annual income for other adults in your home)
  • Childcare Records (including the provider's tax ID number if applicable)
  • Form 8332 showing that the child's custodial parent is releasing their right to claim a child to you, the non-custodial parent (if applicable)
  • Form 1098-T from your educational institutions (if applicable)
  • Form 1098-E if you paid student loan interest (if applicable)
  • Receipts that itemize qualified educational expenses (if applicable)
  • Records of any scholarships or fellowships received (if applicable)

Simple filers pay nothing when you use TurboTax to file your Federal taxes.³

Filing a state return or 1040 form? You can still save with Green Dot & TurboTax. File for $0

After you file...

Set up direct deposit alerts

You can get a text or email alert when your tax refund is deposited to your account. It's easy to set up.

Carrier message and data rates apply.

Track your refund

Visit or call the IRS Refund Hotline at (800) 829-1954. Green Dot does not have any information on the status of your refund.

Enjoy ASAP Direct Deposit™

Your tax refund isn’t the only money you can get fast. You could get your paycheck up to 2 days earlier with ASAP Direct Deposit™, depending on when we get the payment instructions from your employer or benefit provider. Learn how.

Frequently asked questions

  1. How can I get my tax refund direct deposited to my card?
  2. How do I check the status of my tax refund?
  3. Can I receive tax refunds for other people on my card?
  4. If I direct deposit my tax refund, can I withdraw or spend it all at once?
  5. Is there a limit on how much I can direct deposit onto my card?

Green Dot is neither a paid return preparer nor a tax advisor. All Green Dot cardholders are urged to consult their own tax advisors and/or return preparers. In accordance with IRS guidelines, you can direct your refund to your card; you cannot direct your refund to someone else's card (except for your spouse if it is a joint refund). If we receive a tax refund intended for an individual other than the cardholder, the refund may be rejected and/or your card may be suspended or closed. Limits apply.

1. Applies to unauthorized transactions on successfully registered cards

2. Carrier Msg and Data Rates May Apply.

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