How to direct deposit your federal and state tax refund
Setting up direct deposit is easy!
Text DDinfo to 37267 or log in to your account to get your direct deposit account and bank routing number
Enter your routing and account numbers on your tax forms
Mark “Checking” on your tax form. Be sure the name on your tax forms matches the name on your Green Dot debit card
File your return
Green Dot does not receive information on the status of your tax refund. For federal tax refund status, call the IRS Refund Hotline (800) 829-1954 or visit IRS.gov. For state tax refund status, visit irs.gov/tax-professionals/government-sites.4
Important dates to know
January 14, 2022
IRS Free File will open
January 24, 2022
IRS will begin accepting and processing 2021 tax year returns
April 18, 2022
Federal tax filing deadline for most (April 19 for ME & MA)
Get notified with a text or email when your refund hits your account
Log in to the Green Dot app. Go to Transactions to check if direct deposit was received. Go to Settings, then Notifications. Select the method of notification for Direct Deposit Posted. Message and data rates may apply.
Make plans for your refund
Pay bills automatically in the app2
Online bill pay is convenient, saves you time and keeps your finances organized! There’s no need to log into multiple websites. That’s convenience!
Send money to another Green Dot account2
Conveniently send money to anyone in the U.S. who has a Green Dot account. It’s easy! And your friends will receive the money quickly.
Set aside money with Money Vault3or High-Yield Savings Account5!
Easily stash away money for an emergency fund, a special purchase or to have for a rainy day.
1. 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.
2. Active personalized card require. Limits Apply.
3. Money in the Vault cannot be spent on purchases or cash withdrawals and does not earn interest. To access and spend the money you have set aside, simply transfer it from your Vault back to your card. You may only transfer money in or out of the Vault 20 times per day. Card balance limits apply.
5. Interest is paid annually on the average daily balance savings of the prior 365 days, up to a maximum average daily balance of $10,000 and if the account is in good standing. Fees on your primary deposit account may reduce earnings on your savings account. 2.00% Annual Percentage Yield (APY) as of January 2022. APY may change before or after you open an account. See Account Agreement for terms and conditions.
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