How to update bank account number with the IRS?

The bank account number provided on a previous tax return might not be active anymore. Taxpayers who don’t want to face issues with their refunds should update their bank account numbers. This can be done in a number of ways.

For the stimulus payment purposes, know that the IRS won’t send it even after updating with the correct bank account number. You must file your return and claim the 2024 recovery rebate credit to get your stimulus payment as they are an advanced payment of this credit.

In this article, we will explain how you can update your payment information with the IRS.

File a Tax Return

Perhaps the easiest way to update bank account number with the IRS is by filing a tax return. If your bank account number is out-dated and want to give the IRS a heads up, you can do this when you file a return.

Simply enter the new bank account number on your tax return. The IRS will use the account number provided on the latest tax return and direct deposit your refund there.

Call the IRS

Give the IRS a call to update your bank account information. One thing you need to keep in mind when calling the IRS is to call the right number. The phone numbers of the IRS differ based on the purpose of the calls. If you’re calling about your individual taxes, dial the corresponding phone number. For example, for tax refunds, call the refunds number. You can then change the bank details with the representative.

Visit Taxpayer Assistance Center

Much can be done at the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers in your local IRS. This includes updating payment information. However, before you head over to the Taxpayer Assistance Center, make sure you make an appointment first.

Due to COVID-19, there is a limit on the number of people that can be inside most IRS local offices. Without an appointment, you might not be able to get inside let alone handling any of your needs.

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  1. Good morning, This is Stephaniemary Fagbeyiro. I wanted to add a direct deposit account directly to the IRS payment account.

    Thank you,

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