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Category: Refunds

What options do I have for getting my refund?

Direct Deposit (**Recommended for a faster refund**)

This option allows you to file your federal and/or state return(s) electronically, and to have your refund directly deposited into your checking or savings account. This option usually takes 10-18 days to complete based on the IRS and state(s) refund cycles. This is a good choice for those with a checking or savings account. Having your refund directly deposited into your checking or savings account is also the fastest method to receive your federal and/or state refund.

Mailed Check

This option allows you to file your federal return and/or all state return(s) electronically. You will receive your federal and/or state refund as a mailed check. Your refund check will be issued to the mailing address listed on your accepted tax return. This method usually takes 18-28 days to receive your refund in the mail. This is a good choice for those without a checking or savings account.

Debit Card (**State Refunds Only**)

This option allows you to receive your state refund(s) by a debit card. You will receive a pre-paid debit card with your state refund already loaded on the card and all you will need to do is activate the card once received in the mail. This delivery method varies between states but is generally processed within 10-18 days of your state return(s) being accepted. Note: Not all states offer refunds using the pre-paid debit card.

Bank RT (Refund Transfer) *No Out-of-Pocket Cost

This option allows you to file your federal return and/or state return(s) electronically, and to have your refunds directly deposited into your personal checking or savings account with NO OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE. This option usually takes 10-18 days to complete. This option requires that you provide a valid phone number, email address and bank account information in your return. This is a good choice for those with a checking or savings account, and who do not want to pay any OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES. This option is the same as a Direct Deposit, except that TaxSlayer.com filing fees are deducted from your Federal or state refund. To use this option you must be receiving a refund from your federal or state return to cover the expenses listed above.