The fastest way to get your refund is to file your return electronically and elect direct deposit. The money goes 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;
Printing your software-prepared paper return only after you have entered the direct deposit information into the program; and
Knowing that some financial institutions do not allow a joint refund to be deposited into an individual account.
Your information will only be used for a deposit of funds into your bank account.