DRS: Refund Options

Income Tax Refund Options

Direct Deposit

The fastest way to get your refund is to file your return electronically and elect direct deposit. Join the 769,750 taxpayers who chose direct deposit because: 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; and
  • Printing your software-prepared paper return only after you have entered the direct deposit information into the program.
Some financial institutions do not allow a joint refund to be deposited into an individual account.

Paper Check

If you do not elect direct deposit or to receive your refund as debit card, a refund check will be issued and processing may be delayed

DRS recommends that taxpayers choose direct deposit...the most reliable and fastest way to receive your refund.

Debit Cards

In an effort to reduce costs, the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) issued debit cards for income tax refunds for the 2011-2014 tax years. The DRS contracted with JPMorgan Chase (Chase) to administer the debit card program.

Please note: Beginning January 1, 2016 the Department of Revenue Services will discontinue the refund debit card option. However, if you currently have a Chase refund debit card, you will still be able to contact J P Morgan Chase to address any debit card issues.