Get your tax refund¹ faster² than the speed of a paper check.

Get your tax refund quickly by having it transferred straight into your account at PayPal - with no cost. Enjoy the convenience and security of the PayPal Cash Mastercard® to spend or withdraw your refund.

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How to complete your tax return form for Direct Deposit.


That's it! Once processed, your tax refund will be automatically added to your account. We'll send you an email when your refund arrives.

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Enjoy fast access to your tax refund.

As soon as your tax refund is transferred it will be available in your account. Use your PayPal Cash Card to access your funds directly for purchases, everywhere Mastercard is accepted. There are no monthly or annual fees, no mimimum balance requirement and no credit check*.

*This is not a credit card.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Log into your account via the PayPal mobile app or website and choose “settings” to locate the routing and account numbers. Make sure you have already signed up for Direct Deposit and the PayPal Cash Mastercard. If you haven’t, it’s easy to apply today. A PayPal Cash Plus account is required.

2. Input both numbers into your tax form where designated, and be sure to select “checking” as the account type.

3. Once processed, your refund will automatically be added to your PayPal Cash Plus balance. An email will be sent to you when your refund has been received.

1Limited to Direct Deposit of a federal or state tax refund, where permitted under applicable law. IRS may not submit refund information early. Nine out of ten e-filed tax returns with Direct Deposit will be processed within 21 days of IRS e-file acceptance. For up-to-date information from the IRS, visit www.irs.gov/refunds.

2Faster access to funds is based on comparison of traditional banking policies and deposit of paper checks from employers and government agencies, versus deposits made electronically. Direct Deposit and earlier availability of funds is subject to payer’s support of the feature and timing of payer’s funding.

3PayPal Cash Plus account required to get the card.

Approval contingent on ID verification. 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 a copy of your driver’s license or other identifying documents. Terms apply. See Cardholder Agreement for details.

4ATMs must display the Mastercard®, Cirrus®, PULSE® or MoneyPass® acceptance marks. Up to $400 USD daily withdrawal limit applies. Transactions at non-MoneyPass ATMS have a $2.50 ATM Domestic and International Withdrawal Fee. No fee for MoneyPass ATM Withdrawals in the U.S. Foreign Transaction Fee applies for International ATM Withdrawals. ATM operator fees may also apply. See Cardholder Agreement for details.

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