The fastest way to get your refund is to file your return electronically and elect direct deposit. Choosing direct deposit allows the money to go directly into your bank account; it eliminates the possibility of the refund being lost, stolen or returned as undeliverable; and it saves tax dollars by costing the government less.
Make your direct deposit successful by:
- Confirming your account number and routing number with your financial institution and entering them clearly on your tax return;
- Entering the direct deposit information separately for both your federal and state electronically filed returns; and
- Printing your software-prepared paper return only after you have entered the direct deposit information into the program.
If you do not elect or qualify for direct deposit, a refund check will be issued.