Fast Refund Options During the Tax Season

$500 / $800 / $1,200 Refund Advance1 (Available through 2/28/2017)

Rapidtax now offers a refund advance loan option available for E-Filed current year tax returns. If approved for the loan, you will receive $500, $800, or $1,200 within 1-2 days after the IRS accepts your tax return, and the loan will be paid back once the IRS releases your refund. In order to qualify, your expected refund amount must be at least $900 after fees. For us to perform IRS due diligence requirements, all relevant documents (photo ID, Social Security card(s), income statements, etc.) must be provided to us prior to the preparation of your return. Upon approval for your refund advance, you will have the option for your funds to be issued to you via direct deposit or check.

1 A Refund Advance is a $500 / $800 / $1,200 loan secured by your tax refund and is offered by Metabank, member FDIC to qualifying applicants. There are no fees or interest associated with the Refund Advance. Refund Advance proceeds are typically available within 24 hours of IRS acceptance of tax return, however, if direct deposit is selected it may take additional time for your financial institution to post the funds to your account. Contact us tax preparer to learn about the cost and timing of all filing and product options.

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Direct Deposit with Fee From Refund offers direct deposit with the Fee From Refund option. If you choose this option, your tax preparation fees will be deducted directly from your refund. You’ll receive your refund via direct deposit to your bank account within less than 21 days* after filing your tax return. The fee for this service is $15  and is offered using MetaBank.

* According to the IRS website most refunds are disbursed in less than 21 days. Refund Transfers are bank deposit products using MetaBank, Member FDIC, that enable certain deductions from the account to be processed. Refund Transfers are not loans. Tax refund and e-filing are required in order to receive Refund Transfer. Fees apply. Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Ask your preparer about other IRS e-file options, some of which are provided at no additional cost.

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Direct Deposit or Check from the IRS or State Agency also offers a direct deposit or check option with payment by credit card. If you choose this option, your tax refund will be direct deposited into your bank account by the IRS or your state agency within 21 days of filing your tax return. If you opt for a check instead of a direct deposit, your tax refund by check may take anywhere between 10 and 30 days to reach you.

Note that the Payment by Check alternative is not available if you picked the Fee from Refund option. The Fee from Refund option is only offered for current year tax returns.
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