How do I receive my tax refund with PayPal?

To receive your tax refund with PayPal, you first need to have a PayPal Cash Plus account. If you don’t have one yet, it’s easy to set up by visiting Also, make sure you have already requested the PayPal Cash Mastercard® and signed up to receive Direct Deposit payments. 

To add your PayPal Direct Deposit information to your tax refund form:

  1. Go to your Settings to locate your routing and account numbers.
  2. Add both the routing and account numbers to your tax form and select “checking” as the account type.

Once processed, your refund will automatically be added to your PayPal Cash Plus balance and you’ll receive a notification via email.

If you are expecting to receive a tax refund into your balance, you can also create a Goal. to set aside a specific amount or all your refund.

According to the IRS, most refunds are issued in less than 21 days from the filing of a return. For more information, please visit

How do I check the status of my tax refund?
Only the IRS will have the updated information on the status of your refund.

The IRS provides three ways to check the status of your tax refund 72 hours after you have e-filed your return.

  1. Visit and go to “Where’s My Refund.”
  2. Download the IRS2Go App for your mobile device.
  3. Call the IRS Refund Hotline at (800) 829-1954.

Make sure you have this information when checking on the status of your refund:

  • Social Security Number
  • Filing Status
  • Exact Refund Amount

Can I add my state tax refund to my PayPal account?
If your state allows, you can add your state tax refund to your PayPal Cash Plus account using Direct Deposit. Please consult your state for instructions and eligibility.  

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