Get a Faster Tax Refund*
When you e-file and use
Direct Deposit

It’s easy to have your tax refund direct deposited to your
Control® Prepaid MasterCard®.

  1. Order a Control Prepaid MasterCard now1 and it will arrive in about 5 – 7 days with your routing and account number. If you already have a card, login to your account HERE to get your numbers and go to step 3.
  2. Activate your new Control Prepaid MasterCard
  3. When filing your taxes, put your Routing and Account number in the designated fields (shown below) and indicate ‘Checking’ as the account type. If you have a professional tax preparer, give them these numbers.

**ATTENTION JOINT FILERS: Please make sure both parties are listed on the account.**

Direct Deposit Tax Refund

Direct Deposit Your Tax Refund – Don’t wait till April 15th!


Direct Deposit Your Money Right Into Your Control Card Account!

With Direct Deposit, you don’t have to worry about waiting for your tax refund check, waiting in line to cash your check or even losing a paper check. It’s a safe, easy and fast way to get your money! Use direct deposit for your tax refund…and for all your payroll and benefit checks too. You’ll get paid up to 2 days faster!2

Sign Up for Direct Deposit for Your Tax Refund Now

Get Your Money Faster!

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*Tax refund timing is based on IRS estimate. For up-to-date information from the IRS, visit www.irs.gov/. State tax refund times vary.

1 IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW CARD ACCOUNT: To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens a Card Account. What this means for you: When you open a Card Account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.

In accordance with federal regulations, until it is activated and registered, a prepaid card is subject to initial load limitations, may not be used for ATM use, international transactions, account-to-account transfers, or be reloaded.

2 Faster access to funds is based on comparison of NetSpend’s immediate availability policy versus the typical banking practice of only posting funds after settlement. Direct Deposit and earlier availability of funds are subject to payor’s support of this feature and timing of payor’s funding. Check with your payor to find out when the direct deposit of funds will start.

The Control Prepaid MasterCard is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated. NetSpend, a TSYS® Company, is a registered agent of MetaBank. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787. Use of the Card Account is subject to funds availability and ID verification. Transaction fees, terms, and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement for details.

MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

Card may be used everywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted.

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