You Can Get Your Tax Refund Up to 5 Days Sooner. Here's How
If you're looking for a way to get your tax refund sooner than the average 21 days, you can use one of these apps to help get your money days earlier than usual.
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There's also another way to get your tax refund up to five days quicker, and you don't even need a bank account. Cash transfer apps such as Venmo, Cash App or PayPal can help you process your tax refund, and they can provide your money earlier than traditional banking services can.
Unlike most banks, cash transfer apps like Venmo can make your deposits available to you as soon as they're received. That means you can get your refund back up to five days sooner because you wouldn't have to wait for your bank to process the deposit, which could take up to a week.