Selecting an electronic refund deposit (ERD) does not increase nor delay the speed of a refund disbursement. The advantage is to e-file with the assistance of a tax professional without paying any upfront fees†. Once the Internal Revenue Service "IRS" accepts YOUR e-filed return YOUR refund is available when the IRS releases it - typically within 10-21 days. Choose whether you want to receive YOUR money direct deposited to a checking, savings, or pre–paid debit account upon IRS funding.
Tax preparation fees are based solely on the complexity of preparing, administering, and e-filing YOUR federal and state (if applicable) tax return(s). Tax preparation fees are fully disclosed and are not permitted to exceed $528.00 for any single tax year per company policy.
If you cannot afford a professional tax preparer or you need help preparing your own return, IRS trained volunteers can prepare your tax return for free and file the return electronically to speed up your refund:
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Each VITA site has volunteers who are trained to help you prepare basic tax returns and e-file your return. VITA sites are for taxpayers making $51,000 or less. To find a VITA site, call 1-800-906-9887 or visit www.irs.gov.
AARP Tax-Aide sites are available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. To find an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site in your community during the tax season, call our toll-free number at 888-AARP-NOW (888-227-7669) or visit www.AARP.org/taxaide.