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Julia H on Feb 01, 2012
From this page: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=164570,00.html
What will happen if I enter an incorrect routing or account number?
Be very careful entering your account and routing numbers. IRS will handle account or routing number errors on split refunds the same as for regular direct deposits and mistakes can result in several different scenarios. For example, if:
You omit a digit in the account or routing number of an account and the number does not pass IRS’ validation check, IRS will send you a paper check for the entire refund;
You incorrectly enter an account or routing number and your designated financial institution rejects and returns the deposit to IRS, IRS will issue a paper check for that portion of your refund; or
You incorrectly enter an account or routing number that belongs to someone else and your designated financial institution accepts the deposit, you must work directly with the respective financial institution to recover your funds.
IRS assumes no responsibility for taxpayer error. Please, verify your account and routing numbers with your financial institution and double check the accuracy of the numbers you enter on your return.
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Becky on Feb 01, 2012
that happened to a co worker of mine last year he was not able to get the money back.
Zarg222 on Feb 02, 2012
at BEST, you refund will be delayed many weeks – congratulations
pooh on Mar 07, 2012
my husband had a friend file our taxes he did my husbands right but mine he put the IRS rounting number and account number for my direct deposit what can i do when i called him on it he says its not his problem what can i do?
Lori on Mar 24, 2015
Hi! I know your posts are from 2012 but I hope somebody replies.. I just reallized that the IRS routing and account # has been placed. How did u get your refund?
bobby on Feb 05, 2013
i was suppose to get mine direct deposited 2/5/2013 but hrblock gave them the wrong routing number will they send me a paper check now or what
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