Bank Products Usage Resources
Nice Job! You’re enrolled in the Refund Transfer product offered by TaxAct® Professional.
Here are 3 things to check off right now to make sure you’re all set to offer this service with confidence throughout the tax season.
Make sure you’re approved. Once you enroll with your bank of choice, you’ll receive an approval notification email. If you didn’t receive this email, call us at (319) 536-3562.
Know how to initiate a Refund Transfer with confidence. In this quick video, we show you how to start and complete a Refund Transfer in your TaxAct Professional Software.
Educate your clients about Refund Transfers. Share this video with customers to explain the refund transfer process. Also, check out this marketing suite offered by Santa Barbara TPG to help promote Refund Transfers.
The Process From Enrolling to Disbursement
Choose from two bank partners to process and distribute your client’s refund.
File normally and complete the integrated Refund Transfer¹ form that is already in your software.
The IRS will deposit refunds into a temporary client account authorized by your client at the bank partner you chose. The IRS typically process e-filed tax returns in less than 21 days unless it needs further review.
The bank withholds all associated fees, distributing funds to you and the net refund to your client.
How to Use Bank Products
Now that you are enrolled and approved to provide bank products to your customers, this video will help you get started in using bank products in your tax business.
How to Initiate a Refund Transfer
In this quick video, we show you how to start and complete a refund transfer in your TaxAct Professional Software.Watch Video
Customer Facing Marketing Video
Use this video to market refund transfers to your clients.Watch Video
Still Haven’t Enrolled in Bank Products?
This video will show you step-by-step how to enroll in Bank Products.Watch Video
Frequently Asked Questions
Bank Partner Support Numbers
Lo Guerra, Bilingual Account Executive:
Margie Barito, Sales Manager:
TPG Santa Barbara
Tax Pro Support (New to TPG):
Tax Pro Support (Existing Client):
Bank Product Offerings: Bank Products are offered by Republic Bank & Trust Company, Member FDIC and Santa Barbara Tax Products Group, LLC (TPG).
¹Refund Transfers are fee- based products offered by Republic Bank & Trust Company, Member FDIC and Santa Barbara Tax Products Group LLC (TPG) .
Refund Transfers offered by Republic Bank are fee-based products offered by Republic Bank & Trust Company, Member FDIC. A Refund Transfer Fee and all other authorized amounts will be deducted from the taxpayer’s tax refund.
Refund Transfers offered by TPG are deposit products using Civista Bank, Member FDIC, that enable certain deductions from the account to be processed. Refund Transfers are not loans. Tax refund and e-filing are required in order to receive Refund Transfer. Fees apply. Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
²If a customer chooses direct deposit, it may take additional time for their financial institution to post the funds to their account.
ERO must be enrolled for Republic Bank’s Refund Transfer Program to offer the Easy Advance programs. Cost to ERO per approved Easy Advance, if any, will be deducted from ERO tax preparation fees and cannot be passed to the taxpayer. If a customer does not choose a Refund Transfer, disbursement options are direct deposit or prepaid card. Net Refund refers to the taxpayer’s expected refund amount after deduction of all fees.
ERO must be enrolled for TPG’s Refund Transfer Program to offer the Fast Cash Advance program. Cost to ERO per approved Fast Cash Advance, if any, will be deducted from ERO tax preparation fees and cannot be passed to the taxpayer. If a customer does not choose a Refund Transfer, disbursement options are direct deposit or prepaid card. Net Refund refers to the taxpayer’s expected refund amount after deduction of all fees.
Software Purchase Assistance Program (SPA) is offered by Republic Bank & Trust, member FDIC. ERO must be eligible and approved by Republic Bank & Trust.
TaxAct, Inc. gets fees from some third parties, including Republic Bank and Santa Barbara Tax Products Group, LLC (TPG), that provide offers to its customers. This compensation may affect what and how we communicate Republic Bank or Santa Barbara Tax Products Group offers to you. TaxAct is not a party to any transactions you may choose to enter into with Republic Bank or Santa Barbara Tax Products Group, does not itself offer legal, financial, or investment advice, and disclaims any liability arising out of such transactions. Please see Republic Bank and Santa Barbara Tax Products Group’s websites for full terms and conditions.