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Tax Refund Social Media Kit for Financial Institutions

Introduction

These sample social media posts and images, links, and FAQs are listed here as a helpful resource for financial Institutions looking to promote the use of direct deposit for tax refunds. Feel free to share the images created here and utilize the text provided on your social media accounts. Financial institutions can also add logos for customization.

Sample Social Media Posts and Images

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  • Bank electronically?✔
    File electronically?✔
    Why not get your refund electronically, too? #DirectDeposit
  • Did you know? 81% of tax refunds are electronic deposits. Sign up for #directdeposit and see how fast your refund comes!
  • 81% of tax refunds are sent electronically, don’t suffer from #FOMO, and get your money via #DirectDeposit
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  • Your time is valuable and so is your refund! Get it faster with #DirectDeposit.
  • Don't wait around for your tax refund. Put your money to work for you faster with #directdeposit!
  • #DidYouKnow you save your family $ when you sign up for #DirectDepost for your Tax Refund?

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  • File an extension with @IRSnews? Don't forget to speed up your refund by using #DirectDeposit! It's simple, safe and secure.
  • Tax Day is April 18! Want your refund faster? Get #DirectDeposit - it's simple, safe and secure!
  • There are three main reasons to switch to #DirectDeposit to get your refund faster: 1. Safe 2. Simple 3. Secure
  • Waiting around? Skip the middleman and sign up for #DirectDeposit for your tax refund. It’s safe, simple & secure
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  • I’ve been getting my refund via #DirectDeposit for years now, it shows up in my account way faster, you should do it too.

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  • Help the @USTreasury @IRSnews @FiscalService out, sign up for #DirectDeposit of your tax refund. Save taxpayer dollars today
  • Want to do something #Patriotic? Sign up for #DirectDeposit for your tax refund, $$$ will come faster and you’ll save uncle Sam $$$
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  • Paper checks kill trees, save some trees and sign up for #DirectDeposit for your tax refund

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  • Summer vacation? No need to wait by the mailbox for your tax refund - have it put directly into your bank account instead!
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  • Tax season is here. Use #DirectDeposit to make getting your refund easy as 1-2-3!


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from IRS and Fiscal Service

IRS FAQs

Here is an abbreviated version of a sample of the FAQs you'll find at the above link. Select the link to see more.

Q: How quickly will I get my refund?
A:We issue most refunds in less than 21 calendar days.

Q: What is the best and fastest way to get information about my refund?
A:Use the IRS2Go mobile app or the Where’s My Refund? tool. You can start checking on the status of your tax return within 24 hours after we have received your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return.

Q: Will calling the IRS help me get my refund any faster?
A: Calling us will not speed up your refund. Our phone and walk-in representatives can only research the status of your refund if it has been 21 days or more since you filed electronically, more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return, or Where’s My Refund? directs you to contact us. If we need more information to process your tax return, we will contact you by mail. Otherwise Where’s My Refund? has the most up to date information available about your refund. Use the IRS2Go mobile app or use the Where’s My Refund? tool. Both are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Q: I requested a direct deposit refund and it is now being mailed as a paper check. Why?
A:Your refund should only be deposited directly into accounts that are in your own name, your spouse's name or both, if it's a joint account. These are some of the reasons a financial institution may reject a direct deposit, resulting in a paper check. Also, no more than three electronic refunds can be directly deposited into a single financial account or pre-paid debit card. Taxpayers who exceed the limit will receive an IRS notice and a paper refund.

Fiscal Service EFT/Direct Deposit FAQs

Here is an abbreviated version of a sample of the FAQs you'll find at the above link. Select the link to see more.

Q: What is Direct Deposit?
A: Direct Deposit is the electronic transfer of your paycheck, benefit check or other payment into your checking, share draft or savings account, or other low-cost account offered by your bank. Instead of receiving a check in the mail and taking it to your financial institution, you can rest assured that your money is in your account. The money is available to you the morning of the payment date.

Q: What are the benefits of selecting Direct Deposit of my Tax Refund:
A: Convenience, reliability and security.  No more special trips to your institution to deposit your check — a nice feature if you are busy, ill, away from home, located far from a branch or in a place where parking is hard to find. You no longer need to wait for your check to arrive in the mail. Your money will always be in your account on time. If you move without changing financial institutions, you will not have to wait for your check to catch up with you. You do not have to worry about lost, stolen or misplaced checks.

Fiscal Service & IRS Links

 

Twitter Accounts

@FiscalService
@IRSNews
@USTreasury

Contacts

For questions regarding these graphics or social media posts please contact Fiscal Service, Legislative and Public Affairs at 202-504-3502.



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