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Receiving Your Tax Refund

Direct Deposit

To receive your tax refund into your Stash account, you can set up a direct deposit into your Stash bank account. To set up direct deposit: 

  1. Enter your Stash banking account and routing numbers on your tax form. 
  2. Choose Checking on your tax form.
  3. Be sure the name on your tax return matches the name on your Stash account exactly.

Don’t know your Stash banking account or routing numbers? Follow these steps to view them: 

In app
  1. Tap Bank on the home screen.
  2. Click the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen. 
  3. Click Account and Routing Numbers under Move Money—your banking account and routing numbers will be visible.


On web
  1. Select Bank on the home screen.
  2. Select Direct Deposit—your routing number will be visible, but your account number will be masked. 
  3. Click Show to display your account number. 


Can I Receive Tax Refunds for Other People in My Stash Banking Account?

No, the tax deposit must be in the name of the account holder. In accordance with IRS guidelines, you may direct your refund to your account but cannot direct your refund to someone else’s account.

If we receive a tax refund intended for someone other than the account holder, the refund will be rejected, your account may be blocked, and the money may be returned to the IRS. For more info on tax refunds, visit


What if I Get My Refund Via Paper Check?

You can still choose to get your refund as a paper check, but it might take longer for you to receive your refund than if you chose direct deposit. You can also easily deposit your refund check into your Stash bank account by following these steps:

  1. Login to the Stash app.
  2. Tap Bank at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click the gear icon to open Bank settings.
  4. Tap Move Money.
  5. Tap Deposit a Check (in the Move Money In section). 
  6. Follow the prompts to deposit your check.





This information is subject to change and should not be considered legal or tax advice. Stash does not provide legal or tax advice. If you have questions regarding your personal circumstances, you should consult a tax or legal professional.

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