Refunding the Entire Amount
Encourage taxpayers to use direct deposit; direct deposit refunds are received faster than checks (usually within 10 to 14 days) and eliminate the possibility of a check being lost or stolen. Direct deposit is more convenient for the taxpayer and saves tax dollars.
To have the entire refund deposited into a single account, enter the Routing Transit Number (RTN) and Depositor Account Number (DAN) in the appropriate section of the return. Enter the account number from left to right; include hyphens but omit spaces and symbols. Ask taxpayers to show you proof of their bank information; bank deposit slips are not a reliable source for routing and account numbers for direct deposit.
If the routing or account numbers are not valid, the refund will be delayed 4 to 6 weeks. If the direct deposit is rejected, a check will automatically be mailed to the address on the return.