A taxpayer can check the status of his SBBT refund at the Santa Barbara Tax Product Group website, explains the Santa Barbara Tax Product Group. The taxpayer enters his filing status, Social Security number and refund amount to log in to his account.
The Santa Barbara Tax Product Group processes tax refunds when the taxpayer has elected to pay his tax preparation fees with his tax refund. After electronic filing of the tax return, the return has the Santa Barbara Tax Product Group's bank information attached. The IRS then sends the refund to the Group, who withdraws the tax preparation fees and provides the balance to the taxpayer, explains the Group.