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What are some benefits of getting a tax refund on a debit card?

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Some benefits of getting a tax refund on a debit card are that it is a quick way to get the refund; often it takes a little more than a week. In addition, taxpayers don't need to worry about a check getting lost in the mail, and they don't need to pay check cashing fees. Getting a tax refund on a debit card works well for anyone who does not have a bank account, states CreditCards.com.

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It is easy to get and use a debit card. Companies like NetSpend offer them online and in stores. Taxpayers only need to activate the card and then put the routing and account numbers in the designated spaces on the tax form, indicating "checking" as the account type. Joint filers must put both names on the account, according to NetSpend.

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