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Why would the irs send my refund in a check and not direct deposit, as I requested?

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I filed my taxes on Jan 30 and just got the message that refund would be mailed on 2/28. Why so long and why not send direct deposit as I requested?

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  1. Go with the flow on Mar 01, 2013 Reply

    A billion things could have happened.
    One, the name on the account and the name on your refund did not match.
    Or, the address, or even the account number could have been 1 number off.

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  2. Bash Limpbutt's Oozing Cyst© on Mar 01, 2013 Reply

    Most likely the bank routing & transit number that you provided was invalid. If the R&T number is bad the IRS won’t even try to transmit the refund but will automatically convert the payment to check and mail it out. That saves you 4 – 6 weeks of waiting time if they had tried to transmit the refund only to have it kicked back.

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