Welcome to the Green Dot tax center​

Get your federal tax refund up to 5 days earlyand your state tax refund fast when you direct deposit it to your Green Dot account!​

Welcome to the Green Dot Tax Center​ Welcome to the Green Dot Tax Center​

Gather what you need to file as early as possible

  • Full name (the name on your tax forms must match the name on your Green Dot debit card)
  • Date of birth and Social Security number (for yourself and anyone included on your tax return)
  • Green Dot bank routing and account numbers
    Text DD to 42586 or log in to your account to get your bank and routing numbers.
    Message and data rates may apply
  • W-2 forms
  • Explore any tax credits or deductions you can claim      
    Visit https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions-for-individuals
  • Childcare records
    (including the provider’s tax ID number (if applicable))
  • Any 1099 forms, Letter 6419 (Advance Child Tax Credit), and Letter 6475 (Third Economic Impact Payment), if applicable

Protect yourself from fraud

Create an Identity Protection PIN with the IRS
An Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) prevents anyone else from filing a return using your name or Social Security number. Visit https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/get-an-identity-protection-pin to get an IP PIN.

Learn more about how to protect your Green Dot account
See our tips on fraud prevention.
If you suspect identity theft, report it now.

How to direct deposit your federal and state tax refund

Setting up direct deposit is easy!
Text DD to 42586 or log in to your account to get your bank routing and account numbers.

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.

Important dates to know

For the tax year 2023 (to be filed in 2024), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has set important deadlines that taxpayers need to be aware of. Here are the significant dates:

  • January 1, 2024: The official start of the tax year.
  • January 29, 2024: IRS begins accepting and processing electronic tax returns. This is when you can officially file your tax return for 2023.
  • April 15, 2024: Tax Day! This is the deadline for filing your individual tax returns. If you are unable to file your return by this date, it’s crucial to file for an extension to avoid penalties.
  • October 16, 2024: Final deadline for those who filed for an extension. Ensure your tax return is submitted by this date to avoid late filing penalties.

After you file...

Track your refund

Get status on your federal tax refund at: https://www.irs.gov/refunds or call (800) 829-1954.
Get status on your state tax refund at: irs.gov/tax-professionals/government-sites.

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

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Pay bills automatically in the app*

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!

Or pay your bills with a paper check or at a financial service center location.​

Deposit cash Deposit cash

Send money to another Green Dot account*

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.

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Set aside money with Money Vault* or High-Yield Savings Account*

Easily stash away money for an emergency fund, a special purchase or to have for a rainy day.

Want to learn more? Want to learn more?

Want to learn more?

See our tax FAQs