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Form 8888

Direct Deposit of Refund to More than One Account

Purpose of the form:
Use Form 8888 if the taxpayer want the IRS to directly deposit his tax refund to either two  or three of his accounts at a bank or other financial institution ( such as a mutual fund, Brokerage firm , or credit Union).

  • If the taxpayer files form 8888 then he cannot get the refund as a check.
  • Such account mentioned on form 8888 should be in his own name and such account can be a checking, savings, or other account such as an IRA, HSA, Archer MSA, or Coverdell Education savings account.
  • This form cannot be filed with form 1040EZ-T and Form 8379.
  • Certain benefits that flow by filing this form include get faster refund; payment is more secure, more convenient as no waste of time, and saves tax dollars.

Line 1a, 2a and line 3a:
Enter the portion of the refund to be directly deposited into each account. Each deposit amount must be at least $1.The total of lines 1a, 2a and line 3a must equal the total amount of the refund.

Line 1b, 2b and line 3b:
Enter the routing number and account number. The routing number must be nine digits. The first two digits must be 01 through 12 or 21 through 32. Otherwise the direct deposit will be rejected and the refund will be sent by a check.

Line 1c, 2c and line 3c:
Select the appropriate check box for the type of account. If the deposit is into an account such as an IRA, HSA, or other similar account, check the Savings box.

Line 4 – Total amount to be directly deposited.
The package makes the sum of line 1a amount, line 2a amount, and line 3a amount. This total amount must equal the federal refund amount on line 74a of form 1040 pg-2 (or Form 1040A, line 45a or Form 1040EZ line 12a, Or Form 1040NR line 72a). For more details refer instructions of form 8888.


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