What this notice is about We sent you a replacement refund check. What you need to do If you have the expired check, please destroy it. Frequently asked questions When will I receive the replacement check? You should receive the replacement check within 30 days. What do I need to do to get my refund through direct deposit next year? When filing your tax return, complete the requested banking information in the "Refund" section of your tax form if you want to direct deposit the entire amount into one account. If you want to deposit into more than one account, you must file Form 8888, Allocation of Refund (Including Savings Bond Purchases) PDF, with your return. Since my refund check was returned, can I request that you mail it to my work address instead? Refund checks are mailed only to the address of record, which is the address provided on the tax return or the result of a permanent address change request submitted after the return is filed. I filed jointly, but my spouse and I are now divorced. Where will you send the refund? Can you send us two checks? A refund check is mailed to the address of record, which is the address provided on the tax return or the result of a permanent address change request submitted after the return is filed. We will send one refund check listing both you and your spouse's names. If you wish to have the refund split and issued in two checks, you must return the uncashed refund check and a copy of your divorce decree showing how the refund is to be allocated. Tips for next year To receive your refund more quickly, consider requesting your refund through direct deposit. You can even request that your refund be distributed to separate accounts, such as checking, savings, or retirement accounts. To request this, use Form 8888, Allocation of Refund (Including Savings Bond Purchases) PDF. Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions that you may qualify for. In many cases you can file for free. Learn more about e-file. Reference Tools Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax Full list of tax forms and instructions Need Help? You can authorize someone to contact the IRS on your behalf. See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. If you can’t find what you need online, call the IRS number at the top of your notice or letter.