We hope our early e-filers took advantage of this great (but limited-time) offer. For everyone else, April 15th is quickly approaching. Become a TaxSlayer today!
TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance is a federal tax refund advance loan for eligible Classic, Premium, or Ultimate Edition customers who e-file with TaxSlayer.
Apply for TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance and receive money without ever leaving home. We’re proud to be the first online tax-filing platform to offer this service totally online.
If your application is approved, the loan amount ($500 or $1,000) will be subtracted from the total federal refund amount issued by the IRS. In other words, the loan amount will reduce any federal tax refund amount you get later.
Remember, the IRS must accept your federal tax return before the refund advance can be processed. Once the IRS accepts your federal tax return, it generally takes at least 24 hours to receive the refund advance approval.
The loan is then deposited onto a TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card powered by Green Dot which requires its own application. To process your TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card application, we will send your personal information, date of birth, and social security number to Green Dot Bank.
If you apply for a loan and are not approved, your federal tax refund can still be placed on your TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card minus any agreed upon fees, typically within 21 days of the IRS processing your return. After the IRS processes your return, the remainder of your refund (minus any TaxSlayer prep fees) will typically be deposited within 21 days on the same TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card as your TaxSlayer Refund Advance. Your state refund can also be deposited onto your TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa®
TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance is provided by MetaBank®.
Once you’ve received the tax documents necessary to e-file your federal tax return – begin preparing your tax return with TaxSlayer. Then choose to receive your refund on a TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card and complete your application for TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance. Note: You must choose to receive your refund on the TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card powered by Green Dot to be eligible for TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance.
The IRS must accept your federal tax return before the refund advance is processed. Processing generally takes at least 24 hours.
The money will be loaded onto a TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card powered by Green Dot, for fast access.
There are no overdraft fees, no inactivity fees, and no minimum balance requirements. Plus, no credit check to get a card! There is a monthly charge of $7.95. Out of network ATM fees and card reload fees may apply. Terms and conditions apply.
Use your virtual card to start shopping until your actual card arrives in the mail (usually 5-10 business days).
Yes, the TaxSlayer Refund Advance is an optional non-recourse loan with no interest. The TaxSlayer Refund Advance is available at no additional cost. The loan amount ($500 or $1,000) will be subtracted from any federal tax refund amount issued by the IRS.
To be eligible, you must have a W-2 and a current government-issued photo ID. Your eligibility also depends on your federal tax refund amount, verification of your identity, underwriting standards, and other criteria. Other terms and conditions may apply. TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance is not available to Vermont or Illinois residents.
The amount of TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance will either be $500 or $1,000 depending on your federal tax refund amount.
TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance is not the actual tax refund. TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance is an optional non-recourse loan. You can file a tax return electronically without applying for a refund transfer or TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance.
There are no upfront fees for TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance, but tax preparation fees will apply, such as the purchase of the tax package. TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance is only available to customers that e-file using TaxSlayer’s Classic, Premium, or Ultimate Editions. Other fees, such as File & Go, may apply and will be subtracted from the federal tax refund amount. Note that File & Go, the refund transfer service, provided by Civista Bank, is not required to apply for TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance. Other fees are associated with the TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card.
TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance is an optional tax refund related loan provided by MetaBank® available at no additional cost (it is not the actual tax refund). The amount of the loan will be deducted from tax refunds and reduce the amount that is paid directly to the taxpayer. Fees for other optional products or product features may apply. Tax returns may be filed electronically without applying for this loan. Loans offered in amounts of $500 and $1,000 at no cost. Availability is subject to satisfaction of identity verification, eligibility criteria, and underwriting standards. For approved clients, loan proceeds are disbursed on the TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card. A refund transfer is not required to apply for TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance.
TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card Powered by Green Dot – If you are approved for a loan, your tax refund after deducting the amount of your loan and minus any agreed upon fees will be placed on a TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card. If you apply for a loan and are not approved your tax refund will be placed on a TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card minus any agreed upon fees. The TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card is issued by Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. You must be approved by Green Dot Bank to receive a TaxSlayer Prepaid Visa® Card. Card fees, terms and conditions apply. Green Dot Bank operates under the following registered trade names: GoBank, Green Dot Bank and Bonneville Bank. All of these registered trade names are used by, and refer to, a single FDIC-insured bank, Green Dot Bank. Deposits under any of these trade names are deposits with Green Dot Bank and are aggregated for deposit insurance coverage. Green Dot Bank is not affiliated with MetaBank® or TaxSlayer.
File & Go refund transfer services provided by Civista Bank, Member FDIC. Fees will apply, including tax preparation fees, and will be deducted from the federal tax refund amount. A refund transfer is not required to apply for TaxSlayer’s Refund Advance.
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