Tax Refunds

Get a Faster Tax Refund[1]

When you e-File with the IRS and have your refund direct deposited to a Netspend® Prepaid Card, you can get your tax refund faster than a paper check.

Card usage is subject to card activation and identity verification.[2]


When you Direct Deposit your tax refund, you don’t have to wait around for a check (or wait in line to cash it)—and because there’s no paper check involved, your refund can’t get lost in the mail.

Done in a few steps.

  • If you haven’t already ordered a Netspend Prepaid Card, that’s your first step. Be sure to activate your Card and verify your identity when it arrives within 7-10 business days.*

  • Select Direct Deposit on your tax form (or select the direct deposit option if filing online) to receive your refund when filing your taxes.

  • Enter your Netspend Prepaid Card routing and account numbers in the designated fields, and choose “Checking” as the account type.

Ready to change the way you pay?

Order a Card today, and you’ll receive it in the mail within 7-10 business days.

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