Changing Your Bank Account and Routing Numbers for Tax Refunds
Do you need to change your banking and routing numbers for your tax refund from your checking account to your savings account, or vice versa? If so, we can walk you through the process.
Steps to Change Your Bank Account and Routing Number for Your Tax Refund
If necessary, you can change a wrong bank account and routing number for a tax refund. However, the process is different depending on whether or not you’ve successfully filed your return.
If you haven’t yet filed your return, or if the IRS rejected your return:
- Go to the File section of the H&R Block Online product.
- Choose how you want to file.
- Choose Direct Deposit.
When prompted, enter your routing number and account number. Re-enter the same information to confirm.
If you’ve already filed your return, you can review your direct deposit information on a copy of your return.
If the IRS has accepted your return already, you won’t be able to change your bank and routing number for your tax refund. You can only request that the IRS issue you a check – and that’s only if the return has not yet been processed. If you don’t contact the IRS, they’ll first try to send your refund to the bank account and routing number listed in the return. If the bank returns your direct deposit, the IRS will send a paper check to the mailing address listed on your return.
If you want to change your bank account or routing number for a tax refund, call the IRS at 800-829-1040.